People Begin To Flee From Karamoja And Its Just January


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A group of people are seen loading on 4 trucks about to leave for Nyager from Jie land (Kotido District). They gather in droves at Koorwakol, ready to escape from loaming disaster.

A girl is interviewed and she says they are from Panyangara heading to Abim District. “It is my first time,” she says uncertain of where she is heading and what her fate is.

Recently the number of HIV/AIDS cases in Karamoja has gone up alongside high school dropout rates, early marriages, domestic violence and parents neglecting their duties. This has intensified in the midst of unending disasters.

Seeing people fleeing the region is a warning that something is uncertain, unresolved and probably beyond their capacity to manage.

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