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Drought scorches over 10,000 acres of crops in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Moroto district counting losses following the prolonged dry spell that has destroyed crops in the gardens. An estimated 10,000 acres of various crops such as maize, sorghum, bean, sunflower and groundnuts has been ruined by the drought that started in mid June and …

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FAO seeks funds to ramp up humanitarian response in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said Monday it urgently requires additional funding to ramp up humanitarian response in Somalia, which is facing a devastating drought in 40 years. The FAO said while humanitarian assistance has prevented worse outcomes and staved …

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UN warns of deteriorating humanitarian situation in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The United Nations top relief official in Somalia warned on Tuesday the humanitarian situation in Somalia remains extremely serious and called for sustained and improved assistance to avert famine. Adam Abdelmoula, Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia said …

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Horn of Africa hit by drought, cholera: UN

United Nations | Xinhua | Amid the worst drought in 40 years, Horn of Africa countries have been hit by outbreaks of cholera and acute watery diarrhea, while fighting in northern Ethiopia continues, a UN spokesman said on Friday. The start of the October-December rains has been poor, and rainfall will …

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Amudat district faces acute water shortage

Amudat, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 20,000 residents of Amudat town council in Amudat district are facing acute water shortage after major wells and springs dried up. Despite the establishment of a 1.9 Billion Shilling water system by the Ministry of Water and Environment, managed by the Karamoja Water umbrella …

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