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Please view below the photos of our most recent emergency food supply to the Batwa groups that live at Lake Bunyonyi. The visit took place some weeks ago, on Easter Monday to be precise, yet due to circumstances, the photos are posted only now.
With the tourism sector in Uganda still not showing convincing signs of recovery, the situation of the Batwa groups continues to deteriorate rather than improve. The signs of the hunger edema that especially show in some of the young children, who are the most vulnerable under these heart breaking circumstances, are hard to miss in the photos. For a better understanding of the challenges of Batwa groups in Uganda and what makes them so much depend on tourism for their survival, please read these previously posted articles on our website:
Living on the Edges of Ugandan Society: the Batwa (2018)
Another Unforgettable Experience: Visiting a Batwa Group Living at Lake Bunyonyi (2018)
The Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic are Falling Disproportionately on Most Vulnerable Groups as the Batwa (2020)
What also stands out about the photos is the fact that on them it can be seen more clearly than ever before that the Batwa people are of very short body length, which is one of the reasons why they are often referred to as ‘Pygmies’.
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