IMC fights malnutrition and food insecurity by bringing nutrient-rich food to more than 280,000 war-affected people in northern Uganda.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The World Food Program estimates that 68% of northern Uganda’s population is food insecure due to years of conflict, deep poverty, flooding, and drought. Approximately two million people were displaced in Uganda’s civil war, 1.2 million of which are in the north. Those suffering from malnutrition need nutrient-rich, therapeutic foods to recover. An estimated 50% of the population is reliant on food aid.
How will this project solve this problem?
This program creates a long-term solution to nutrient deficiencies by diversifying local crops, while treating existing deficiencies through supplemental feeding.
Potential Long Term Impact
IMC trains community members in agriculture production and healthy diet and teaches health workers to identify and treat malnutrition.
Total Funding Received to Date: $4,475
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $4,475 . The original project funding goal was $100,000.