Uganda http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Uganda Country content en In Uganda, Helping Farmers Harvest Hope For The Future http://www.wfp.org/stories/uganda-helping-farmers-harvest-hope-future Almost one third of the local farming production in sub-Saharan Africa is lost every year due to inadequate post-harvest management and household storage. In Uganda, WFP and its partners are combining their efforts to dramatically reduce these losses through a post-harvest loss reduction initiative. Purchase for Progress Uganda Purchase for Progress Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:21:11 +0000 Lydia Wamala 644013 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Supports Savings Schemes For Rural Women In Uganda http://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-supported-saving-schemes-enable-rural-women-address-immediate-cash-needs WFP-supported saving schemes in Uganda are enabling farmers to readily access cash, thereby reducing the likelihood of them having to sell their produce at a lower price to meet their immediate needs. Development Operation (DEV) Purchase for Progress Uganda Local Africa P4P Stories from the field Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:00:47 +0000 Lydia Wamala 643839 at http://www.wfp.org Emergency Simulation Boosts Ugandan Disaster Preparedness and Response http://www.wfp.org/stories/emergency-simulation-boosts-ugandan-disaster-preparedness-and-response Last month, disaster preparedness and response staff of the Government of Uganda and staff from ten humanitarian agencies participated in a WFP supported simulation exercise to gauge Uganda's readiness to handle a sudden onset of disaster. Responding to Emergencies Uganda Local Africa Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:54:59 +0000 Lydia Wamala 643836 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Provides Critical School Meals Thanks To Support From Japan And Ireland http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/wfp-provides-critical-school-meals-thanks-japan-and-ireland At the request of the Government of Uganda, WFP has been feeding children in schools in Karamoja since the 1980s. Every year, 100,000 children benefit from the school meals programme. WFP is also working with the government, the World Bank, parents and communities to find lasting solutions including home-grown feeding and policy development. Uganda Local School Meals Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:27:29 +0000 WFP 643585 at http://www.wfp.org South Sudan: WFP Delivers Food for Refugees in Uganda http://www.wfp.org/videos/south-sudan-wfp-delivers-food-refugees-uganda-0 Tens of thousands of refugees, mostly women and children, have fled the violence in their native South Sudan and made the long trek to Uganda. Once there, WFP is providing them with life-saving food.  WFP and partners have so far provided food for more than 100,000 people displaced by the violence in South Sudan, and we are reaching more people every day despite continued fighting.  Uganda Local Africa Video stories Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:49:39 +0000 WFP 643437 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Continues To Support South Sudanese Refugees In Uganda Thanks To OPEC Funds http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/opec-enables-wfp-assist-south-sudan-refugees South Sudanese refugees continue to arrive in Uganda, adding to the 120,000 people who have sought refuge in the country since fighting broke out over nine months ago.  New funding from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is enabling WFP to continue providing critical assistance to those desperatly in need. Uganda Local General Food Distribution Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:57:53 +0000 WFP 643091 at http://www.wfp.org Refugees From South Sudan Continue To Seek Safety In Uganda http://www.wfp.org/stories/refugees-south-sudan-continue-seek-safety-uganda-0 Tens of thousands of refugees from South Sudan are arriving in transit camps and settlements in Uganda. Although they have found safety, food is their number one priority. Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) Responding to Emergencies Uganda Global Africa Refugees and IDPs Fri, 04 Jul 2014 09:28:56 +0000 Lydia Wamala 641980 at http://www.wfp.org Refugees Welcome WFP's Cash Option in Uganda http://www.wfp.org/stories/refugees-welcome-wfps-cash-option-uganda-0 Despite it being a damp and cloudy day, WFP brought sunshine to the refugee settlement in Kiryandongo recently as they began their first cash distributions.  WFP’s objective in giving a cash option is to empower the refugees in meeting their families’ food and nutrition needs.   Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) Cash and Vouchers Uganda Local Africa Cash and Vouchers Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:15:27 +0000 Lydia Wamala 641972 at http://www.wfp.org Ireland Enables WFP to Reach Vulnerable Households in Uganda http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/ireland-enables-wfp-reach-vulnerable-households-uganda As the dry and impoverished Karamoja region in northeast Uganda suffers a longer than usual lean season this year, due to poor crop yields last year, Ireland and other donors are enabling WFP to support 25,000 of the most vulnerable households. Uganda Local General Food Distribution Thu, 15 May 2014 12:24:46 +0000 WFP 641400 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Welcomes US$10 Million United States Contribution To Support Refugees http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-welcomes-us10-million-united-states-contribution-support-refugees KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$10 million contribution from the government of the United States of America in support of refugees in Uganda, including the new arrivals from South Sudan. South Sudan Uganda Africa Tue, 06 May 2014 07:28:59 +0000 WFP 641270 at http://www.wfp.org