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Wild cassava claims lives of 22 residents in Kotido

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least twenty-two people have died in Kalemalera village, Kacheri sub-county in Kotido district after eating wild cassava. The victims started dying last week. The latest victim died on Wednesday. The majority of the victims are children below five years and elderly persons aged 70-years …

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Gov’t injects UGX 135Bn to avert hunger in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has earmarked 135 Billion Shillings to avert the hunger crisis in the Karamoja sub-region in the next three months. The intervention was announced by the Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja in Parliament during a plenary sitting on Tuesday. According to Nabbanja, the decision was …

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Rising food prices exacerbate global hunger: report

Berlin, Germany | Xinhua | Rising food prices have further exacerbated global hunger, the German non-governmental aid agency Welthungerhilfe said on Tuesday. “Millions of people are on the brink of famine, because families no longer have any resources,” said Welthungerhilfe secretary general Mathias Mogge. “The increased prices hit those hardest who …

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58 die of starvation in Kotido district

Kotido is facing acute food shortage Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fifty-eight people in Kotido district have reportedly died of hunger between May and June this year due to the food crisis in the Karamoja sub-region. A report by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification(IPC) indicates that about 518,000 people, …

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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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