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Famine threatens drought-devastated parts of Horn of Africa: UN

United Nations | Xinhua | Suffering a devastating drought that kills millions of livestock in the Horn of Africa, the threat of starvation looms in parts of the region, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday. “Meteorological and humanitarian agencies are warning of the threat of starvation following four consecutive failed rainy seasons …

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Kween flood victims cry out for relief aid

Kween, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The delay by the government to deliver relief assistance to the families affected by floods in Ngenge and Sundet sub counties in Kween district is causing starvation. Last week on Saturday, over 800 families were displaced by heavy rains that caused flash floods. The floods …

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35,000 evicted residents in Kiryandongo district face starvation

Kiryandongo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 35,000 people who were evicted from their land in Kiryandongo district are on the verge of starvation. The victims mainly women, children, and the elderly from ten villages were evicted in 2020 from their land measuring approximately 9,300 acres. The residents have been …

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Evicted residents in Kikuube district face starvation

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,000 residents of Kyangwali sub county in Kikuube district who were brutally evicted from their land are at the verge of starvation. The affected are mainly women, men and children from Bukinda A and B, Bukinda 2, Kavule, Bwizibwera A and B, Kyeya A …

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Teso leaders seek gov’t intervention on looming hunger

Ngora, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | District chairpersons across the Teso sub region have raised concern over the state of food insecurity in the region. The leaders want urgent intervention from the government following the long dry spell that has ravaged crops. The region didn’t receive adequate rain spanning over five …

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Kasese families at risk of starvation as elephants destroy gardens

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several families in Kasese district are at risk of starvation following the destruction of their crops by elephants from Queen Elizabeth National Park. The elephants have destroyed hundreds of their crop gardens leaving them with no hope of harvesting food. Immaculate Masika says she had …

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Over 1000 starving fishermen vacate Lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1000 fishermen have left various landing sites on the shores of Lake Albert in Hoima, Kikuube and Buliisa district citing starvation because of the suspension of fishing activities. In March this year, Hoima and Kikuube district security committees suspended fishing activities and …

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Bududa covid-19 suspects complain of starvation

Bududa, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Covid-19 suspects isolated at Bulucheke Secondary School quarantine center in Bududa district are complaining of starvation. There are currently 16 suspects in the quarantine center. They were taken into isolation on Saturday last week. They are part of 100 corona virus suspects under institutional and …

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