News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

13 July 2018

Republic of Korea contributes rice to serve 420,000 refugees in Uganda

TORORO, UGANDA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of 5,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of the Republic of Korea. The contribution will enable WFP to meet the minimum food needs of 420,000 refugees in seven settlements in Uganda for the entire month of August. 

28 July 2017

Major National Review Recommends Ways Of Ending Hunger In Uganda

KAMPALA – Most of Uganda’s children are going to school hungry and 29 percent of those aged under five are stunted due to poor feeding. Nearly half of all the country’s citizens overall, meanwhile, are consume less calories than they require each day.
Responding to Emergencies
15 May 2017

Over US$ 1.4 Billion Needed For South Sudan Refugees In 2017

GENEVA - The UN Refugee Agency and the World Food Programme today urged donors to step up support for desperate refugees fleeing South Sudan. Humanitarian agencies are seeking USD 1.4 billion to provide life-saving aid to South Sudanese refugees in the six neighbouring countries until the end of 2017 – according to an updated response plan presented in Geneva on Monday.

25 April 2017

Japan Contributes US$ 6.3 Million To Support Efforts Towards Refugees And Host Communities In Uganda

KAMPALA - The Government of Japan has contributed a total of US$ 6.3 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from April 2017 to March 2018.
7 April 2017

U.N. Agencies Commend Progress Made Against Child Malnutrition In Uganda, Urge Continued Action

KAMPALA – Four agencies from the United Nations Network for Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) today congratulated Uganda for reducing the rate of stunting among its young children from 33 percent in 2011 to 29 percent in 2016.

20 March 2017

New Study Finds Worrying Climate Trend In Karamoja Over Last 35 Years

KAMPALA – A new study carried out by the Government of Uganda and its partners has found a new weather pattern that threatens to worsen food insecurity in the Karamoja region if no action is taken.

6 February 2017

Japan Provides 1,700 Metric Tons Of Food To Reduce Stunting Among Children In Karamoja

MOROTO – The Japanese Ambassador to Uganda today handed over food to boost nutrition for 50,000 infants, mothers and pregnant women in Karamoja to prevent child stunting in the region.

28 October 2016

New Research Finds Humanitarian Assistance To Refugees Boosts Uganda’s Economy

KAMPALA – A new study conducted in Uganda has found that humanitarian assistance for refugees creates significant economic benefits for the local economy, and these benefits are greater when the assistance is in the form of cash transfers and land for agricultural production.

17 October 2016

WFP Contributes Nearly US$60 Million To Uganda’s Economy

KAMPALA – As the world marks World Food Day, the World Food Programme (WFP) in Uganda continues to make a meaningful difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people. At the same time, Uganda is playing an increasingly important role in supplying food for WFP’s life-saving operations throughout East Africa. To support that work, WFP has injected nearly US$60 million into the Ugandan economy so far this year through local food purchases, transport contracts and warehousing.
12 October 2016

WFP Receives Funding From Japan To Boost Nutrition Among Children In Karamoja

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$2.5 million from the Government of Japan, intended for boosting the nutrition of 50,000 infants, mothers and pregnant women in Karamoja to prevent child stunting.


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