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2,000 Karimojong flee to Teso in search for food

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áSeveral 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 |┬áThe 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 ÔÇôKADOLHA, …

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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 |┬áTruckers 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 |┬á THE INDEPENDENT |┬á┬áLeaders 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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Lack of food hindering ARVs adherence in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lack of food is hindering adherence to Anti-Retroviral treatment by HIV positive people at Kahendero fish landing site, Kasese district. Skipping or abandoning treatment affects the reduction of the viral load and protection of the immune system. Gladys Komugisha an HIV positive mother who …

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