Rotarians in District 9200 seek additional aid for Ugandan flood victims
Though the waters have receded, tens of thousands of victims, mostly in the north, remain unreachable due to downed bridges and impassable roads, causing logistical problems for humanitarian workers. The UN's World Food Programme recently began its first-ever airdrop operation in Uganda, delivering cereal, seeds, beans, and sugar.
The floods contaminated water sources in many regions, leading to an increase in waterborne diseases, including malaria. Rotting crops have resulted in 90 percent of farmers losing their first-season harvests. Water damage to schools is preventing an estimated 100,000 children from attending class.
The Rotary Club of Muyenga has already obtained 50 Shelterboxes and 50 water purification kits and gave them to the Uganda Red Cross Society for distribution.
District leaders are now asking Rotarians to clean out their closets for clothing, collect unused household utensils, and donate them to the Uganda Red Cross Society.
To find out more information on how to help send Shelterboxes, mosquito nets, and blankets to flood victims, please contact:
District Governor Christopher M.D. Mutalya
Assistant Governor Danial S. Iga at firstname.lastname@example.org