News release

11 November 2013

JINJA – In a commissioning ceremony today, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) together with the Government of Uganda put grain processing equipment into service to help small-scale farmers in the Jinja area to improve the quality of their grain, store it more safely and access markets.

17 October 2013

ROME/KAMPALA – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day on 16 October by highlighting the power of nutrition to transform individuals, societies and economies, and the need to make it central to all development efforts.

12 August 2013

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Uganda today welcomed a contribution of nearly US$2.6 million (€2 million) from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to support newly-arrived refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

17 June 2013

KAMPALA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing relief food to help vulnerable households in the Karamoja region cope with the hardship of the hunger season, the period between planting in March/April and September/October when harvesting begins.

20 March 2013

KAMPALA – The Government of Brazil today made its first contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Uganda: some 2,000 metric tons of rice worth about US$1 million. The rice will be used over the coming months to provide 155,000 refugees with relief assistance.

16 January 2013

KAMPALA –U.S. Mission Uganda has announced a donation of $12 million to the UN World Food Program (WFP) Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation in support of refugees in Uganda and the chronically food-insecure people in the Karamoja region.

20 December 2012

The U.S. Mission in Uganda today announced a contribution of $7.9 million toward agriculture and market access activities of the UN World Food Program (WFP). The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, will deliver the funding on behalf of the American people. 

15 October 2012

KAMPALA – In a dramatic turnaround, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced it will begin buying food grown by small-scale farmers in Acholi, a region where as recently as two years ago many people relied on WFP food assistance.

Livelihoods, Food for Assets
6 August 2012

In support of efforts to make the Karamoja region more resilient, the Korea government has donated US$2 million toward a WFP asset-creation programme. It is Korea's first local donation to a UN body in Uganda through its international development agency, KOICA.

6 August 2012

KAMPALA – The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) today announced a contribution of US$2 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in support of enhanced nutrition and higher household incomes in the Karamoja region.