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UGANDA: Risk of starvation in Karamoja region IRIN Africa

ABIM, 27 July 2011 (IRIN) – Several districts in Uganda will need urgent relief aid to mitigate the risk of starvation following poor rains that have affected this year’s harvest, the Minister for Disaster Preparedness warned.

Most of the affected districts are in Karamoja where the situation was particularly unique because crop failure and a prolonged drought had aggravated the region’s food crisis, Musa Ecweru said.

“Arrangements are under way by government to deliver enriched food supplements to help feed close to 2,000 severely malnourished children in that region,” the minister told IRIN on 26 July.

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