Uganda Country content en In Uganda, Refugees Work for Zero Food Loss In Uganda, WFP recently started supporting a new initiative that helps refugees and local host communities to reduce post-harvest food losses. The objective is to build the refugees’ livelihoods and boost their self-reliance. The refugees are eager to taste the benefits. Preventing Hunger Purchase for Progress Uganda Local Africa Capacity Building Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:56:22 +0000 Lydia Wamala 649437 at Recent Contributions Allow WFP In Uganda To Assist A Record 400,000 Refugees KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed four recent contributions totalling nearly US$30 million, enabling more refugees in Uganda to receive food assistance than ever before. Uganda Africa Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:48:15 +0000 WFP 649400 at In Uganda, WFP And Donors Give Refugees More Control And Choice WFP in Uganda uses two methods to provide food assistance to refugees who have been in the country for longer periods of time: cash or food, depending on what they choose. Both methods, funded in 2015 by Canada, the European Commission, France, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States, are helping to meet the food and nutrition needs of refugees. Cash and Vouchers Uganda Local Africa Cash and Vouchers General Food Distribution Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:08:23 +0000 Lydia Wamala 649089 at UN To Build The Resilience Of Communities In Karamoja FAO, UNICEF and WFP launch joint resilience strategy to improve well-being of Karimojong Uganda Africa Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:35:36 +0000 WFP 648946 at WFP Assisted Nearly One Million People In Uganda In 2015, Thanks To Donor Support KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said that it assisted close to a million people in Uganda last year – nearly 200,000 more than in 2014. The marked increase was mostly due to a surge in the number of refugees now living in Uganda, combined with expanded WFP programmes to tackle post-harvest losses and malnutrition. Contributions to WFP Uganda Local Africa Fri, 08 Jan 2016 11:12:18 +0000 WFP 648760 at Releasing Disaster Funds Before Crises Would Transform Humanitarian Response ROME/PARIS – As the world negotiates a new climate deal, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), together with German Red Cross (GRC), unveiled a forecast-based approach which would transform the humanitarian system. This new approach will release funds for disaster preparedness and response before the crisis occurs while providing the necessary funds for resilience building activities. Climate Change Uganda Zimbabwe Global Climate Change Wed, 02 Dec 2015 08:42:22 +0000 WFP 648535 at Why I Gave Up My Job As A Major Company Boss To Volunteer For WFP What motivated the Managing Director of one of the Southern Hemisphere's largest logistics and agricultural organizations to give up his job and volunteer for WFP? As he completes a three-and-a-half year assignment with WFP, based mostly in Uganda, Simon Costa explains why he made such a drastic change, which involved being away from his family for three-and-a-half years, and how his work helped to produce unprecedented results in tackling food losses in Uganda. Aid professionals Logistics Purchase for Progress Uganda Global Africa P4P Stories from the field Logistics Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:55:32 +0000 Lydia Wamala 648175 at United States Contributes US$9 Million To WFP To Support Refugees In Uganda KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$9 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide food assistance for more than 320,000 refugees living in Uganda. Uganda Africa Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07:00:18 +0000 WFP 648053 at 10 Things You Need To Know About El Niño Here are ten things to know about El Niño, the atmospheric event that threatens to complicate the food security situation in various countries across three continents. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. Chad Djibouti El Salvador Eritrea Ethiopia Guatemala Haiti Honduras India Indonesia Kenya Malawi Mauritania Nicaragua Niger Pakistan Philippines Senegal Somalia South Sudan Sudan Uganda Zimbabwe Global Africa Americas Asia Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:50:03 +0000 WFP 647604 at Thousands Of Refugees And Host Community Farmers Set To Benefit As OPM, UNHCR And WFP Sign Landmark Self-Reliance Agreement KAMPALA – Refugees and members of host communities are set to benefit after a landmark deal was signed between the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) that will bring greater economic prosperity and enhanced self-reliance to thousands of farmers. Uganda Africa Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:27:23 +0000 WFP 647575 at