As hunger continues to ravage people in Karamoja region government has been urged to support development of irrigation schemes in the area.
A board member in the PELUM a non-government, Helen Kasujja says the people of Karamoja are the hardest hit because of long dry spell which often destroys plantations.
Kasujja notes that with irrigation systems in place residents will be in position to grow food even in the dry season.
Several elderly persons and children have reportedly starved to death inMoroto and Napak districts.
Some of the most affected sub counties in Moroto include Rupa, Katikeikile, Tapac and Nadunget.