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6 May 2014

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.


10 April 2014

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has leased its 5,000 metric ton capacity warehouse in Gulu town to a private company Afgri-Gulu Ltd, for a groundbreaking venture that will conduct normal grain trade and at the same time operate the warehouse receipt system. The development will empower more than 9,000 smallholder farmer groups.


4 April 2014

Abuja, 28 March: The first report of the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) Study that unveils the crushing impact of child undernutrition on the economies of four African countries was launched today in Abuja, Nigeria during a high level event organized on the sidelines of the Seventh Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.


3 March 2014

GOMA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun food distributions to 74,000 people affected by armed conflict in the Beni region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Inhabitants have been returning to this remote area of North Kivu near the Ugandan border following attacks and occupation by rebels in the latter half of last year.


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.

Nutrition
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.