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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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Karamojong demand irrigation systems, not food handouts

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Karamoja residents have asked the government to revisit the yearly handouts of relief food to Karamoja and instead consider establishing irrigation capability to address perennial hunger in the region. Karamoja region is currently battling hunger which has claimed over 900 people in …

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Starving Karamojong seek food in Otuke district

Otuke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 40 Karamojong have crossed into Otuke district in search of food. The group comprising women, young girls, and children from Kotido district have taken shelter at Okwongo Church of Uganda and Okwongo Primary School in Okwongo town council, Otuke district. John Bosco Dagama …

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Hunger forces learners with nodding syndrome out of school

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of learners suffering from nodding syndrome have abandoned classes due to hunger. A report from Alune Primary School in Kitgum district indicates that the thirty learners with nodding syndrome who had enrolled in the school have all abandoned studies in the past months. The school …

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