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8thDecember, 2019 Issue

117 confirmed dead in the Bundibugyo floods, search and rescue,continues


On 6th12. 2019 at about 3:00pm, heavy rains hit Bundibugyo and continued up to 12 noon of 7th12 2019. Many places floodedas a result and affected a number of households. Many people displaced,houses destroyed and others lost life. Houses, latrines, crop gardens, places of worship, and Cocoa gardens were also sub merged, causing devastation and suffering among people. A total of 12 sub counties were adversely affected and these included:Halugare, Busaru, Ngite,Bundibugyo town council,Bubukwanga, Kirumya, Ntotoro, Tokwe, Bukonzo, Busunga, Kisuuba, and Sindila

Current Situation

The situation is still life threatening, worrying as many people are traumatized, on tension and stranded. They are not able to predict what will happen next as rains continue to fall. A total number of 1,152 households composed of 6,768 individuals has been affected17 bodies have so far been retrieved by the Uganda Red Cross RCATsA total of 800 persons are currently displaced living in churches and school buildings with others being hosted by relatives in the neighborhoods.2 injured persons are admitted at Busaru Health Centre III.

The displaced persons whose houses have been destroyed and have nowhere to sleep have been sheltered at nearby schools and churches (Busuru Catholic Church, Kihoka Primary school, Izahura primary school and Kibale Catholic church).

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Created 2019-12-09
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