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Coronavirus hits farmers

Survey shows Uganda faces worst food risk in Africa Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Ugandan farmers are among the worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown measures in Africa according to research released on Oct.16 by Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), an independent international development organisation that works to …

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Japan injects $600,000 in malnutrition fight in Karamoja

Karamoja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The Japanese government has through the World Food Program- WFP donated US$600,000 (Shillings 2,231,378,400) to Uganda to boost nutrition and prevent infant and maternal mortality in Karamoja region. WFP Country Director, El-Khidir Dloum handed over the donation to Karamoja Affairs Minister, John Byabagambi at …

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Poor in West Nile get cash relief

Sweden gives Shs 14.8bn to vulnerable pregnant mothers impacted by COVID-19  Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Up to 56,000 pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children under the age of two, including refugees living in the West Nile region are set to receive emergency money in the coming weeks, thanks to …

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Kampala residents lack food

More towns also affected, according to experts Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | People living in towns are likely not to have food in the right amounts and nutritious value in the coming months, according to experts from 15 international organisations is who monitor such issues.They include United Nations agencies like …

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WFP chief urges the rich to help hungry people

United Nations | XINHUA | United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley on Thursday urged the rich to help the hungry. “We cannot and we must not surrender, or tell ourselves there is nothing we can do, because millions of people around the world desperately need our help,” …

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WFP distributes take-home food rations to learners in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Food Program has embarked on the distribution of home take-away rations for primary and secondary school learners in the Karamoja region. The food distribution is aimed at ensuring that school-going children in the region have access to food while at home at …

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