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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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Buliisa flood victims continue to suffer

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 3,500 flood victims in Buliisa district are languishing in poverty almost two years after they were displaced from their homes by floods triggered by the rising water levels in Lake Albert The most affected people are from the landing sites of Wanseko, …

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FAO urges gov’ts to make agrifood systems more resilient

Rome, Italy | Xinhua | Governments need to make their agrifood systems more connected, diversified, and resilient to sudden shocks, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stressed in a major report on Tuesday. Unveiled at a virtual conference at the FAO headquarters in Rome, “The State of Food and Agriculture …

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