Karamoja is one of the poorest, most neglected and lawless regions in Northern Uganda. Violent cattle raiders are robbing drought-hit farmers of their livestock and killing hundreds of people, causing widespread insecurity in the region. Even owning oxen to plow here is dangerous – it makes farmers a target for deadly attack.
Now, more than half a million people are going hungry in this rural region located between South Sudan and Kenya. Aid worker Pastor Solomon has just returned from a Feed The Hungry food aid distribution in Karamoja. He says: “You would not believe how bad it is. Children are dying from hunger.”
I am deeply concerned about the hunger crisis in Karamoja, and am committed to providing assistance to families in need. I believe that no one should go hungry, they should all have a full life.
We’re trucking in urgent food supplies but it’s barely enough. We must send more. Just $30 can feed a desperate family for a month.
Together, we can make a difference and help to ensure that the most vulnerable in Karamoja have access to the food they need to survive; because we all deserve that.
Chairman, Feed The Hungry