Uganda: Acute Food Insecurity Situation October - December 2018 and Projection January - March 2019
VALIDITY PERIOD
01.10.2018 > 31.03.2019
OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2018 
JANUARY - MARCH 2019 
 
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Acute
Malnutrition


From October to December 2018, 277,000 people are estimated to be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3), representing 11% of the population of both Karamoja and Teso regions.  From January to March 2019, 1.2% of the population of Karamoja, approximately 14,000 people will be in IPC Phase 4 (Emergency), while 226,000 people, 21% of the population of Karamoja, will be in IPC Phase 3 (Crisis).

From October to December 2018, the most affected areas were Kaabong and Kotido districts of Karamoja, which were classified in IPC Phase 3 (Crisis).  From January to March 2019, in addition to these two districts, Moroto and Abim will also be in IPC Phase 3 (Crisis).

Heavy rains in May and June caused water logging and flooding which led to destruction of gardens and rotting of root crops affecting crop production. An intense dry spell that affected mostly central and northern Karamoja coupled with pests and diseases that included sorghum smut and Fall Army Worm also affected production and led to total crop failure in some communities. Maize, not affected in the districts of Amuria, Amudat and Serere, contributed to an improved food security situation in those areas.

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