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UN allocates emergency funds to fight hunger in NE Uganda

The CERF allocation will address rising food insecurity in Uganda’s Karamoja region United Nations | Xinhua | The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated 4 million U.S. dollars to fight hunger in Uganda’s drought-hit northeastern Karamoja region, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday. “The poor production of food and livestock …

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Fall armyworms, drought frustrate Karamoja farmers

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The outbreak of the fall armyworms and drought has dashed the hopes of farmers in the Karamoja region to get out of the biting hunger. The parasites have destroyed several acres of maize, millet and sorghum gardens in the nine districts of Karamoja sub region. …

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Horn of Africa hunger could soar to 20 mln by year end: UN

United Nations | Xinhua | Drought and Ukraine conflict fallout could increase hunger in the Horn of Africa from 14 million people to 20 million by year’s end, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday. Stephane Dujarric, the chief spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said the hardest-hit countries face increasing hunger …

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Mabirizi fails to proceed in court over hunger

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jailed lawyer Male Mabirizi has today failed to continue with the offensive communication case against him before Buganda Road Magistrates Court citing hunger and persecution in prison. This case was instituted against him by lawyer Robert Rutaro Muhairwe as a private prosecutor. The case was …

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Agago district leaders to repatriate Karamojong migrants

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agago district has started registering all migrants from the Karamoja sub-region who entered the district due to looming hunger. An estimated 1000 migrants started arriving in Agago in December 2021, in search of food and security. The Patongo urban council III chairperson Joseph Komakech says …

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Severe hunger kills eight in Kaabong

Kaabong is facing acute food shortage Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least eight people have been reported dead over hunger in three sub counties of Kaabong district in the past three months. Jino Meri, the district chairperson said the eight people died in the three most affected sub-counties. He …

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We are hungry because of laziness: Karamoja elders

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The situation of rob or beg prevailing in Karamoja is blinding the people to the more acceptable option of working for a living, their elders say. The Karamoja Elders Association has heaped the problems of hunger in their sub region on the locals for failing …

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13 million people facing hunger across Horn of Africa: WFP

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday warned that an estimated 13 million people are facing hunger across Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, as the Horn of Africa grappled with severe drought caused by the driest conditions since 1981. Tomson Phiri, spokesperson for the WFP, told a …

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