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UGANDA: Landslide risk as rains drench eastern districts

"Thousands of people are at risk from landslides in eastern Uganda following torrential rains in several districts, according to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)...'Seven people died when a big rock gave way last week,' the URCS’s Nataka said...The main source of water for domestic use in Karamoja is boreholes, but unsanitary human waste disposal is prolific, according to a May study by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the government and the NGO Action Against Hunger

UGANDA: Food prospects improve in Karamoja

"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...But this year, July rains have been average in Moroto, according to the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development. The crop condition has been generally good, with sorghum gardens showing 60.9 percent of the crop in a good condition, 19.6 percent in a fair state and 19.5 percent in poor condition.

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