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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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OPM delivers 30,000 tons of relief food to Otuke district

Otuke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Otuke district has received 30,000 metric tons of relief food from the Office of the Prime Minister. The area which lies on the border of the Karamoja sub-region has for years experienced unreliable rainfall punctuated with drought, floods, and hailstorms which caused insufficient agricultural production …

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OPM embarks on distribution of relief food to Mbale flood victims

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of the Prime Minister-OPM has started distributing relief food to the more than 5,600 people displaced by floods in Mbale district. The affected persons include the 150 households whose homesteads were washed away by floods during the heavy rains that hit the area over …

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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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Police recovers stolen relief food in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Moroto district has recovered 18 bags of posho worth 7 million Shillings suspected to have been stolen from the relief food stores in Moroto municipality. The food was recovered on Wednesday following a tip-off from concerned members who saw bags of posho …

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Opposition MPs scoff at Nabbanja for banning relief food distribution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition Members of Parliament have scoffed at Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja for banning the distribution of relief food by politicians during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. Early this week, Nabbanja stated that politicians were causing people to converge as they scramble for food, which exposes them …

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Omoro hailstorm victims appeal for food aid

Omoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least three hundred farmers in Lakwana sub county, Omoro district are seeking relief food and seeds from the government. The farmers drawn from more than 100 households lost more than 200 acres of crop garden on Thursday last week that were nearing harvest due …

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Lockdown: Food requests overwhelm LCs in city slums

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of people seeking relief food support has overwhelmed local leaders in some slum areas of Kampala. People are stuck in their homes because of the 42 days nationwide lockdown imposed by the government to control the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which …

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