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WFP donates items to support Karamoja school feeding programme

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | WFP has handed over items to government of Uganda in support of the school feeding programme in Karamoja. WFP’s home-grown school feeding programme collaborates with the Ministry of Education and Sports, and local partners to reach 198,800 children in 315 schools. The programme buys food …

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UK announces support to help Uganda manage the Ebola outbreak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The British High Commission in Kampala on 12th October announced that the UK will provide £2.2m to WHO, UNICEF and WFP to support Uganda’s response to the current Ebola outbreak.  This will consist of: £400,000 to the World Health Organization (WHO), to enhance case investigation …

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Worsening hunger

 800 million people around the world affected Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | In the week Ugandan legislators from the northeastern region of Karamoja shed tears on national television due to the alarming hunger situation in their home districts, a UN report warned that the situation could get worse. The …

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Karamojong cattle rustlers target UN staff

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A team of United Nations World Food Program, WFP stationed in Karamoja are gripped with shock after a section of their team was ambushed and robbed by armed Karamojong cattle rustlers. The UN officials were ambushed on Thursday morning as they were heading for field …

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Ukraine crisis affects E. Africa’s food security: WFP

Overlapping food crisis risks in the region come at a time when most countries are facing increased fiscal imbalances and rising public debt pressure Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The ongoing Ukraine crisis is negatively affecting East Africa’s food security through reduced food supplies, accessibility and high prices of food, …

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Long-term peace and prosperity

  We need new international systems embedded in nature and redesigned to improve the human condition COMMENT | MARGARET KUHLOW | Russia’s war in Ukraine is a humanitarian catastrophe that violates the United Nations Charter and international humanitarian law, and has exacerbated socioeconomic and environmental crises around the world. It …

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Horn of Africa hunger could soar to 20 mln by year end: UN

United Nations | Xinhua | Drought and Ukraine conflict fallout could increase hunger in the Horn of Africa from 14 million people to 20 million by year’s end, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday. Stephane Dujarric, the chief spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said the hardest-hit countries face increasing hunger …

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