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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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More than 200 people die of hunger in Nabilatuk district

Nabilatuk, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nabilatuk district in Karamoja sub region has registered the death of 226 people as a result of hunger in a period of five months. John Longolio, the town clerk Nabilatuk town council says all the 226 people died in Nabilatuk town council from March to July …

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14 sub counties miss relief food in Kotido

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fourteen sub counties in Kotido district have missed out on the first batch of relief food dispatched to Karamoja as hunger deepens. Kotido district comprises 19 sub-counties. Early last week, the government kicked off relief food distribution in Karamoja sub-region following the dire food insecurity …

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