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Mothers in Kotido warned against starving children for food aid

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mothers in Kotido district have been warned against starving their children so as to benefit from food and cash relief from well-wishers. Development partners like the World Food Programme-WFP recently started giving 50 kilograms of food, 3 liters of cooking oil, and cash vouchers of …

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Victims of elephant attacks in Nwoya demand gov’t support

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Families in Nwoya district whose livelihoods have been devastated by stray elephants have asked the government for food aid and treatment for victims of wild animal attacks. This follows intensified attacks by the marauding elephants in Koch Lii, Kochgoma, Purongo, Anaka, and Got-Apwoyo sub-counties that …

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We are prone to hunger- Katakwi leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Katakwi district authorities have cried out to the central government for food aid to citing several calamities that have affected production. Katakwi district has been affected by desert locusts twice. It also suffers from other calamities like flooding, excessive heat during drought and Karimojong …

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Locust invasion creates food crisis for 1 million Ethiopians: UN

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Swarms of locusts in Ethiopia have damaged 200,000 hectares (half a million acres) of cropland and driven around a million people to require emergency food aid, the United Nations said Monday. The findings from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), which recently concluded a …

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Gov’t to conduct food aid audit in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of the Prime Minister is to carry out an audit on food aid supplied to Karamoja. The move follows the alleged mismanagement of food supplied to schools in the region. Karamoja Affairs Minister, Eng. John Byabagambi says he has been instructed by …

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US Mission gives Uganda $40million for refugees

The US Mission in Kampala has tripled US food aid contributions to Uganda in 2016 by announcing a new $40 million emergency humanitarian package. Through the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and Office of Food for Peace (FFP), the aid provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide more than 44,000 …

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