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Acute Food Insecurity Situation Overview - Karamoja Region February 2013

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Food Consumption: The population in this region is stressed (phase 2). Households are currently rationing food consump-tion due to declining food stocks at household level. 9-15% of the population will suffer deficits for a duration of 1.2 months.

Livelihood Change: The number of livestock seems to have significantly decreased in the agro-pastoral by 21-52% and pastoral zones by 27-58% in 2012, compared with 2008.

Nutrition: GAM `ranges 11.7-12.8% usually at this time of the year. Malnutrition prevalence has been observed to follow the seasonal trends in Karamoja, peaking during the hunger period March-May.