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Food insecurity looms in N Uganda

11 July 2013, 15:36

Uganda - An estimated 1,2 million people in Uganda's northeastern region of Karamoja could be affected by deteriorating food security, according to reports from government and aid agencies.

All Africa reports that a recent study carried out by food security partners and led by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), revealed that up to 975,000 people in the semi-arid region face "stressed" levels of food insecurity, while 234,000 more cannot meet their minimum food needs.

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the University of Makerere did an assessment in May that revealed poor food and nutrition standards in five of the region's seven districts - Kotido, Kaabong, Moroto, Napak and Nakapiripirit.

- For more visit All Africa

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