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Congolese refugee children battle malnutrition

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several Congolese refugee children in Kisoro district are battling malnutrition. The children are among thousands of refugees who fled Rutshuru territory, North Kivu province following the outbreak of heavy fighting between the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels and Congolese government troops. On June 13, 2022, …

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Kenya lowers cost of maize flour amid hunger crisis

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday his government has reduced the price of maize flour by half, to cushion citizens from acute food insecurity linked to prolonged drought and the skyrocketing cost of fuel. Kenyatta said that a two-kg packet of maize flour would be retailing …

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Tackling the food security question through organic farming

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Food insecurity is increasingly threatening some parts of the country and could lead to severe malnutrition and death, if not tackled urgently. Current reports from the severely hit regions like Karamoja, indicates that more than half a million people are going hungry and have little …

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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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UNICEF appeals for funding to avert child deaths in East Africa

More than 1.7 million children across Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, are in urgent need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The United Nations children’s fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday appealed for urgent funding to help avert an “explosion of child deaths” which it said is looming in …

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Scientists use insects to fortify African porridge in fight against malnutrition

Researchers have fortified finger millet with high-quality nutrients from an edible African cricket Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Scientists have used insect nutrients to transform African porridge from a low-nutrient meal into a super-food that meets and exceeds micro-nutrient requirements for people. The researchers from the Nairobi-based International Centre of Insect Physiology …

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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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