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Uganda    Uganda   

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos. ― Google

Capital: Kampala

Dialing code: +256

President: Yoweri Museveni

Currency: Ugandan shilling

Population: 45.74 million (2020) World Bank

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Acute food insecurity and malnutrition

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According to latest updates reported by district officials to the World Food Programme, the total number of fatalities in 2022 caused by the current food insecurity crisis in Karamoja is 2,465.

Most of the fatalities were children and elderly.

The last Acute Food Insecurity IPC revealed that approximately 518,000 people are in urgent need of food assistance in Karamoja, with almost 428,000 individuals facing crisis levels of food insecurity (IPC3) and almost 90,000 in emergency levels (IPC4) in the period between March and July 2022. Also, 91,600 children and 9,500 pregnant women are projected to be acutely malnourished for the period February 2022-January 2023.

The raise of the prices and availability of food, the intensity of climate shocks, the indirect effects of preventive measures to minimize COVID-19 spread, burden of malnutrition, and the increase of insecurity and its associated protection risks are the main triggering factors, on top of large-scale structural and chronic vulnerabilities.

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(IPC)
Integrated Food Security Phase Classification
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(UNICEF)
(WFP)
Humanitarian Impact
  518,000
      Affected Persons
  91,600
      Children
  2465
        Deaths

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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