• Crisis Severity ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 475,000 People in Need [?]
  • 462,000 Moderate humanitarian conditions - Level 3 [?]
  • 14,000 Severe humanitarian conditions - Level 4 [?]



Eastern and Northern regions of Uganda are highly vulnerable to climate shocks. ? Due to reduced perception rates in Eastern region and parts of Northern region, food security levels have deteriorated, resulting in a minimum of 475,200 people from January to March 2019 combined in Crisis (IPC 3) and Emergency (IPC 4) phases of food insecurity in Karamoja and Teso sub-region. This represents around 18% of the local population. About half of the population analysed, around 1.3 million, is estimated to face Stressed (IPC2) outcomes. The highest proportion of people in Crisis are found in Kaabong (33%) and Kotido (30%) districts. The numbers are slightly higher than the average food insecure population in the region. ? 

Delayed and/or below-average first season (March-June) rainfall in 2019 and water logging and flooding in previous rain season led to an absence of seasonal vegetables, reduced demands for labour and trade, and consequently reduced household incomes and access to food in April 2019. It can, therefore, be assumed that food security levels remain stable, beyond the estimated timeframe of January to March 2019. Poor households increasingly face high food consumption gaps and turned to negative coping strategies. Food prices have been rising in the past year. Rural and remote markets are more significantly affected. ?

Below seasonal rainfall from April to September is forecast, meaning improvements in terms of food security levels are unlikely. Additionally, increased incidence of pest diseases such as of Fall Army Worm (FAW) in central and northern Karamoja is likely to contribute to crop failure. ?

Latest Developments


No recent significant humanitarian developments. The situation is being monitored by our analysis team.

Information Gaps and Needs

  • Updated IPC numbers, beyond March 2019, are missing.
  • Gender-segregated data among the households affected is missing.