‘’Honorable Members, the plight of our people in famine-stricken Karamoja remains a scar on the conscience of our Country. The images of starving malnourished children and reports of famine-induced deaths have left us all enervated. Therefore, I direct the Prime Minster to find sustainable solutions to stem this seasonal challenge forthwith,’’ Ms Among said.Find lasting solutions to Karamoja hunger plight, Speaker Among tells govt | Monitor
“More than half a million people are going hungry in Karamoja, some 40 percent of the population of this neglected, long-suffering rural region between South Sudan and Kenya. Natural disasters, plagues of locusts and army worms, and raids by heavily-armed cattle thieves have left little to eat.
As food has become ever more scarce, Karamoja’s most vulnerable residents are struggling to survive.”https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/find-lasting-solutions-to-karamoja-hunger-plight-speaker-among-tells-govt-3885300
“517,800 representing 41 per cent of the population have been at risk of food shortage between March and July. Eighty percent will last a month. Only 3 per cent have stocks to last three months or more.”MS ESTHER ANYAKUN
Nothing short of major government intervention is going to solve this recurrent disaster, but LUV4ALL: Uganda are trying to help.
Last week LUV4ALL’s founder, Musisi Mike, travelled a day on the bus to reach Karamoja and, thanks to a generous supporter, was able to buy food for some of the families there.
With the famine attributed to locust and army worms invasions, followed by prolonged drought and floods, Covid-19 disruptions and an explosion of insecurity fanned by cattle rustlers, Mike also tries to explain that veganism is the only way to avert disasters like these. Without cattle there will be no cattle rustlers; without cattle there will be no extra mouths to feed; without cattle and other farmed animals, the people can concentrate on feeding themselves. The natural world will be protected and, in turn, protect those who tend it.
When will humanity ever learn? It is the duty of those who are better off in other parts of the world to adopt a vegan diet. To prevent further climate change and extreme weather events, to prevent new emerging infectious diseases, and to protect the most vulnerable who feel the brunt of it.
“The irony of the food production system is that millions of wealthy consumers in developed countries increasingly are dying from diseases of affluence—heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and cancer—brought on by gorging on fatty grain-fed beef and other meats, while the poor in the Third World are dying of diseases of poverty brought on by being denied access to land to grow food grain for their families.”from https://www.adaptt.org/documents/theres-a-bone-to-pick-with-meat-eaters.pdf
When will we ever learn?