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Mbale landslide victims decry starvation

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Landslide victims in Mbale District are struggling to find food and water. The affected people were displaced from their homes by landslides, which hit the district last week. The landslide victims have pitched camp at Buyango community primary school in Buyango village, Buyango parish in …

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Mother of seven commits suicide over hunger

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A mother of seven children in Loteerei village, Longaroe sub county, Kotido district has committed suicide over starvation due to prevalent drought and biting hunger in the region. The deceased identified as Mariana Lokwii, aged 28 has been the sole breadwinner for her family after her …

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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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Kasese farmers in fear of looming hunger after poor harvests

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Families in Kasese district are on the verge of starvation following the long dry spell that has affected their crops. The most affected crops include the maize, groundnuts and beans. The worst affected are farmers in the maize growing corridor in the low land areas …

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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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