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Moroto men venture into agriculture to fight hunger

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of men in Moroto district have joined forces with their female counterparts to embrace farming in order to increase crop production and put an end to hunger within their families. Traditionally, women and children would carry out farm activities while men were responsible …

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UN, partners provide 900,000 Kenyans with safety nets to end hunger

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The United Nations with the support of national and international partners has provided 900,000 Kenyans with food safety nets to tackle hunger that is affecting the East African nation, an official said Friday. United Nations Resident Coordinator in Kenya Stephen Jackson told a forum in Nairobi, Kenya’s …

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WFP donates items to support Karamoja school feeding programme

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | WFP has handed over items to government of Uganda in support of the school feeding programme in Karamoja. WFP’s home-grown school feeding programme collaborates with the Ministry of Education and Sports, and local partners to reach 198,800 children in 315 schools. The programme buys food …

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Learners in Bundibugyo abandon afternoon classes over lack of meals

  Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Learners in Bundibugyo district are shunning afternoon classes due to the absence of meals. A mini-survey conducted by URN mostly in government schools shows that afternoon classes attract less than half of their total population. To enable children to have lunch at school, school …

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MPs task government on food policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Forum on Food Security, Population and Development want the government to draft a food security and nutrition policy to guide the country’s efforts of addressing food insecurity. Led by the Chairperson Anthony Akol, the MPs issued a statement on Wednesday in …

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Tearfund Netherlands provides food aid to 2,000 starving families in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two thousand hungry and vulnerable families in Moroto district have recieved relief food from Tearfund Netherlands. The food worth Shillings 370million was procured by Karamoja Integrated Development Program (KIDEP) with funding from Tearfund. The food relief was distributed to the most affected families in Nadunget, Rupa, …

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Mother of seven commits suicide over hunger

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A mother of seven children in Loteerei village, Longaroe sub county, Kotido district has committed suicide over starvation due to prevalent drought and biting hunger in the region. The deceased identified as Mariana Lokwii, aged 28 has been the sole breadwinner for her family after her …

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Hunger forces HIV patients to abandon treatment

Otuke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | People living with HIV in Otuke district are discontinuing the uptake of Anti-Retroviral Drugs (ARVs) due to hunger. The area has suffered a prolonged drought that has resulted in food insecurity which has left thousands of people starving. Most of the affected persons are the elderly, …

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