Karamoja, Uganda: Acute Hunger and Malnutrition

The acute hunger and malnutrition that hit Karamoja Sub-region recently has forced locals to resort to eating leaves and nuts harvested from wild trees.
During a visit by the Daily Monitor to several villages in Rengen and Longaroe sub-counties in Kotido, where hundreds of people succumbed to hunger last year, women and children could be seen harvesting leaves and nuts from trees .
In Nakwalet Village, Longaroe Sub-county, where the wild leaves and nuts have been depleted, Mr Matthew Elukol, his wife and children, spread out in the open field to harvest sprouting weeds for food.

Source: Daily Monitor

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