• Crisis Severity ?
    3.3
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    3.7
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    3.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.7
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    2.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Overview

04/08/2022

About 315,000 people (25% of the population analysed) in the Karamoja sub-region are projected to face Crisis food insecurity levels (IPC Phase 3) or worse between August 2022 and February 2023. More than 3% of them (38,000 people) face Emergency levels (IPC Phase 4). The most affected districts are Kaabong, Moroto and Napak. In each of these districts around 35% of the population are food insecure.?

The drivers of food insecurity in Karamoja region include insecurity, high food prices, poor agricultural production, and seasonal pests/diseases. There is a high level of insecurity in Karamoja region due to sporadic attacks by armed gunmen, cattle rustling and intercommunal clashes over resources. This has disrupted livelihoods for households which depend on pastoralism and crop production.?

The 2022 crop harvest in August and September is likely to be affected by the late onset of the April-September rainy season and consumption of seed stocks by some food insecure households. Both crops and livestock have been affected by diseases. African armyworm invasion has affected crops, while various livestock diseases such as foot and mouth disease have affected livestock. Global supply shocks due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict have impacted Uganda, contributing to a rise in prices of staple foods and fuel. Many households in Karamoja are unable to afford basic food items due to the price increases.?

Many households are using coping strategies such as reducing the quantity and frequency of meals, eating less-preferred foods, selling essential livelihood assets, borrowing money and consuming seed stocks.?

Latest Developments

04/08/2022

No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.