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WFP gets Shs 490bn for refugee crisis

UN agency says it needs more aid to stave off looming crisis Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has commended several donors for their recent response to the call to ramp-up funding for the refugee response in Uganda. According to WFP, since 2020 …

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2,000 Karimojong flee to Teso in search for food

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several families in Napak district in the Karamoja sub-region have fled their homes into the Teso region to search for casual jobs. This follows the current food shortage which is hitting the region. Joseph Lomonyang the Napak LC V chairperson says that over 2,000 people …

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Sex for food increasing HIV infections among Batwa in Rubanda district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The rapid increase of HIV/AIDs among the Batwa community in Muko and Bufundi sub counties of Rubanda district is a result of trading sex-for-food, URN has learnt. An HIV testing and counselling camp organised by Kabale District Orphans and Vulnerable Children Living with HIV/AIDs –KADOLHA, …

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Ugandans eating less food per person every year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The consumption of food per person per year in Uganda declined between the period 2013 and 2019, a Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) report notes. According to the ‘food balance sheets report’ data, food availability from starchy roots was initially estimated at an annual …

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FAO urges to keep plants disease-free

Rome, Italy | XINHUA | Plants are the source of 98 percent of the air humans breathe and 80 percent of the food that people eat, so keeping them free of diseases and pests is crucial to human survival, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Friday. In …

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Truckers complain of food stock-outs at parking yards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Truckers have complained about their inability to access food in designated parking yards. As part of the measures to control the spread of the coronavirus disease-Covid-19, government designated parking areas for truckers in various areas across the country. However, a number of truckers at Nakalama …

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Kitgum leaders appeal for relief food from gov’t

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Leaders in Kitgum district have appealed to the government to consider extending donation of relief food items. The government embarked on relief food donation to vulnerable communities affected by the lockdown. The food distribution was however restricted to the people in areas of Kampala and …

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