During rainy seasons, Uganda’s Karamoja region – just in the north eastern part of the country – experiences flooding with many seasonal rivers full of water and even bursting their banks.

However, the suffering that inhabitants of Karamoja region experience during rainy seasons does not compare to what they go through during dry spells. Rivers and streams there dry and valley dams including Kobebe go silent as communities seek alternative water sources. All that remains of the one-time water rich areas is sand.

By Fredrick Mugira, Cliff Abenaitwe, Uganda; Mushimiyimana Diane, Rwanda and Esther Muwombi, KenyaRead Full Story

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