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Kampala residents lack food

More towns also affected, according to experts Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | People living in towns are likely not to have food in the right amounts and nutritious value in the coming months, according to experts from 15 international organisations is who monitor such issues.They include United Nations agencies like …

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Sudan food crisis worst in years: UN

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Conflict-related displacements and high inflation rates on top of the impact of COVID-19 prevention measures are causing one of the worst food crises in recent years in Sudan, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Thursday. Almost a quarter of the …

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WFP distributes take-home food rations to learners in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Food Program has embarked on the distribution of home take-away rations for primary and secondary school learners in the Karamoja region. The food distribution is aimed at ensuring that school-going children in the region have access to food while at home at …

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Lockdown restrictions escalate malnutrition cases in Manafwa

Manafwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health officials in Manafwa district have reported an escalation of food insecurity, poverty and cases of malnutrition among the marginalized groups during the time of the COVID-19 lockdown. Dr Emma Gahima, the in-charge of Bugobero health center IV and Manafwa district nutrition focal person …

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Malnutrition on the rise in Karamoja

Karamoja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Karamoja region is threatened with increasing cases of malnutrition according to Simon Ondoga, a senior nutritionist in Moroto Regional Referral Hospital. Odonga says that the malnutrition rate in the region has grown from three in 10 children under five years in 2018 to …

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Virus could double food insecurity in nine African countries: UN

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The spread of COVID-19 risks devastating countries across East Africa, where food insecurity could more than double in just three months, the United Nations warned Tuesday. The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) estimates that some 20 million people currently do not have secure provisions of food across nine countries in the …

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