USAID to help Karamoja to improve food security

By Gloria Nakiyimba
The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has   launched two new five-year activities, totaling $75 million US Dollars , to improve food and nutrition security in the Karamoja sub-region.
 The activities will focus on improving health and nutrition, on and off-farm livelihoods, local governance and civil society, and water, sanitation and hygiene conditions.
According to a statement from the United States Mission in Kampala, the Nuyok Activity meaning “it is ours” will be implement by Catholic Relief Services and its partners in the districts of Abim, Nakapiripirit and Napak.
Mercy Corps and partners will implement the Apolou Activity meaning “growth” in  Kaabong, Kotido, Moroto and Amudat districts.
Karamoja   is the most nutritionally vulnerable region in Uganda and the third most vulnerable to stunting in East Africa.