WFP Uganda Country Brief, July 2022 - Uganda

WFP Uganda Country Brief, July 2022 – Uganda

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in numbers

  • 7939,376 metric tons Distribution of food aid

  • 3.83 million US dollars in cash transfers

  • 71 million US dollars Six months (August 2022 – January 2022) net financing requirements

  • 1,556,819 People provided assistance in July 2022

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Refugee Support

• In July 2022, the World Food Program provided food and nutrition assistance to 1,349,207 beneficiaries, distributing 7,237 metric tons of in-kind assistance and $3,824,961 in cash transfers (CBT).

• WFP continued to provide hot meals and high-energy biscuits to new arrivals at collection and transit points and reception centres.

• WFP also provided specialized nutritious foods to children aged 6-59 months as well as pregnant and lactating women through the comprehensive supplementary feeding program at the Nyakabandi Transit Center in the southwest.
By the end of July, the program had a total of 1,858 clients, including 1,554 children under the age of five and 274 people living with pregnant and breastfeeding women and girls.

• The implementation of the priorities of the second phase continues in the refugee settlements in the southwest. This phase focuses on identifying the most vulnerable groups in refugee camps to increase food rations from 40% to 60%.

Scaling up Cash Transfers (CBT):

• Since November 2020, 70 percent (317,153 individuals) have received financial literacy training. The Palapek refugee settlement, where CBT was introduced in May 2022, contributed 630 of the total trained people.

• In July 2022, Bidi Bidi refugee camp succeeded in spreading the cash-based treatment method for providing food assistance. A total of 5,620 individuals from 870 households in Districts 1 and 2 received their first digital cash assistance via the Banking Agency. New beneficiaries are being prepared.

Karamoja Lean Season’s Response

• The lean season response in Karamoja continues to gain traction, both in terms of distribution reach and donor interest. The main challenge of the operation is the significant increase in beneficiaries in planned versus actual. With regard to resource mobilization, a total of US$10.9 million has been raised from the requested amount of US$18 million.

• After completing the cleaning and analysis of Karamoja Social Registry (KSR) data, the number of people to be served in the different interventions is as follows: Community Supplemental Nutrition Program (CBSFP) – 43392 vs. 24251 schemes, Preventive or Targeted Food Assistance (TFA) rations – 186,462 vs. planned 110,572 and BSFP – 104,714 vs. 104,581 planned.

• Resources for the Comprehensive Supplemental Nutrition Program in Kabung, Kotido and Nabilatuk counties are restricted due to the very large number of people who need assistance.

Gender, Protection and Accountability to Affected Population (AAP)

• In July, PSEA coordinators and alternates attended a one-day orientation session in Kampala. Twelve participants from the field,
Attended training in the region and country offices.

• The training helped strengthen their capacities by giving them foundational guidance on protection from sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and gender-based violence and assisting them in reviewing their competencies to understand roles and responsibilities.

Agriculture and Market Support (AMS)

• The Agriculture and Market Support (AMS) and Supply Chain (SC) sector together with a team from the Nairobi Regional Office and Headquarters conducted a study on price transmission to identify the factors behind the prevailing bottlenecks, inefficiencies and imbalances that prevent small-scale farmers and other actors from benefiting from procurement Local and regional food. The following 10 provinces participated in the study: Kampala, Mubindi, Mityana,
Kamuenge, Kikube, Kiryandongo, Kitaguinda, Kiigwa,
Kengogo and Masindi. The results of the study will guide the implementation of the local and regional food policy and the introduction of the tracer.

• AMS continued to build the capacity of smallholder farmers, both refugees and citizens, to convert their groups into agricultural businesses. The focus here is on supporting the development of farmers’ business plans, connecting them to buyers as well as food safety and quality, and tapping into the various emerging markets in the country.

Strengthening national capacity for emergency preparedness and response

• In July 2022, WFP partnered with Excel Hort – a consulting agribusiness incubator to support the establishment of two incubation hubs in southwest Uganda. These centers are expected to enhance job creation as well as food security and income especially for women and youth among refugees and host communities in refugee-hosting areas.

• In return, 52 people with special needs and the elderly received different types of livestock (chicken, goats, sheep and rabbits) to enhance their food security and income.
Staff from Kikube District Local Government (DLG) visited the Excel Hort Agribusiness Incubator Center as part of an expedition to expand their knowledge of livelihoods and build resilience.

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