Uganda: Food prospects improve in Karamoja

Published on 16 August 2011

The Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda is often associated with chronic food shortages, malnutrition and poverty, but the area is unlikely to suffer a food crisis in the coming months, officials and aid workers said. "We don't have any indicators that anything extraordinary will happen soon," Hakan Tongul, deputy head of WFP in Uganda, said. "The rains were late and the people experienced a lean season in June-July, but there is no evidence that anything is abnormal."

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