Nearly a decade on from a twenty-year civil war the population of northern Uganda is still suffering its after affects. Malnutrition and growth retardation is rife across all age groups. Even today many people in the region are still dependant on handouts from international donors.

Danish health experts in collaboration with their Ugandan counterparts run mobile test clinics aimed at identifying the nutritional needs of these people.

The UN’s World Food Program delivered food rations to the refugee camps in Northern Uganda from 1996 until April 2011. All activity has since then been closed down despite the fact that the proportion of malnourished children remains above the classifications the UN uses to assess the need for intervention. It is one of the largest and longest food programs ever run by the organisation.

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