WFP’s new programme provides critical support to the Karamoja Action Plan for Food Security, a comprehensive Government strategy aimed at ending hunger in a region also troubled by gun violence, poor infrastructure and extreme poverty.
A girl attends a community mobilisation session in the drought-affected northeastern Karamoja region. WFP recently launched a livelihoods programme to help reduce the need for and dependency on relief food among the region’s estimated one million people.
Biron Nanya, 47, from Kotido district lost four children in two years due to drought-related circumstances. The new programme helps people to diversify and strengthen their livelihoods. Subsequently, parents can better provide for their children.
Women plant pines in Ka’abong district. Excessive cutting of trees has led to environmental degradation, which undermines food security in Karamoja. WFP will help to curb negative survival practices and help to regenerate the environment.
Women construct surface dams in Ka’abong district. Using food or cash incentives, WFP encourages communities to build productive physical assets and gain skills for protecting and regenerating the environment, enhancing nutrition and harvesting water.
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