Ugandan Civil Society Coalition Files Lawsuit Against World Food Programme Over Alleged Contamination Of Food Aid
New Humanitarian: WFP accused of negligence over Uganda food aid deaths
“A drought-stricken region of Uganda is still searching for answers several months after four people died and hundreds were sickened in an alleged food contamination case that has now become the subject of a lawsuit against the U.N.’s World Food Programme. The Anti-Counterfeit Network, a Ugandan coalition of civil society groups, filed a lawsuit in the High Court on 14 June accusing the WFP of acting negligently in supplying the allegedly contaminated product, known as ‘Super Cereal.’ The filing also named the Ministry of Health for failing to safeguard the public against the allegedly contaminated food. No hearing has yet been set, but the parties named in the lawsuit have two weeks to respond to the allegations…” (Okiror, 6/19).