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Karamoja continues to face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity

  • Key Message Update
  • Uganda
  • November 2015
Karamoja continues to face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity

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    • In bimodal areas, average to above-average seasonal rainfall since mid-October has reduced early season moisture deficits. Planting and weeding are ongoing, and the November to January second season harvests are projected to be average to above average. Poor households currently face Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity as a result of typical incomes from casual labor opportunities and the availability of food stocks from the first season harvest. 

    • In Karamoja, atypically heavy rainfall (200 percent of normal) in November has significantly improved pasture and water availability. As a result, livestock body conditions have improved slightly from October and households are harvesting a range of vegetables. However, with the depletion of food stocks by December, the majority of poor households continue to face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity, and some households in Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripirit, and Kotido districts are in Crisis (IPC Phase 3).

    • Atypically heavy rainfall in November associated with El Niño resulted in flooding, which has caused damage to assets and infrastructure, including roads in Muyembe, Kapchorwa, Soroti, Mubende, Kiboga, Moyo, Kanungu, Rukungiri, Hamurwa, and Ikumba. The Office of the Prime Minister, Department of Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Management estimates that 100,000 people remain at risk of landslides in the Mt. Elgon and Rwenzori sub-regions.

       For more detailed analysis, see the Food Security Outlook for October. 

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    This Key Message Update provides a high-level analysis of current acute food insecurity conditions and any changes to FEWS NET's latest projection of acute food insecurity outcomes in the specified geography. Learn more here.

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