Disaster Alert: Food Crisis in Karamoja Region, Uganda June 28, 2022
There is a food crisis in Karamoja, Uganda caused by supply chain issues and drought. Currently, there are 6,299 children living in this area. There are reports of community members coming to churches for food. Affected children and families have been given food packs. Compassion is extending additional funding to support food assistance to this community.
Thank you for your prayers for the affected children and their families during this time.
Disaster Update #1: July 10, 2023
Since May 2023, there has been some rainfall, which has allowed families to begin planting crops again. To date, 22 Child Development Centers (CDCs) have been impacted by this crisis. The CDCs have been able to utilize Disaster Relief Funds to distribute food packages for affected families on a regular basis. Food packages include: corn flour, beans, cooking oil, salt, eggs, porridge and formula/milk products for young children. The Compassion Uganda National Office continues to monitor the situation to ensure all affected families continue to receive a regular supply of food.
Please continue to pray for rain and for healthy crops to grow in the Karamoja Region.