Uganda: Flood assistance urgently needed
Particular focus will be given to assessing and assisting flood affected areas that have not yet been covered such as Kamuda and Bugondo in Soroti district with local officials reporting with concern that the area as a whole has not yet received humanitarian assistance.
Following an initial on-the-ground assessment at the weekend of some areas in the Teso sub region by the Ugandan Minister of Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Musa Echweru, and various other government officials, UN agencies and IOM, the team reported that the situation on the ground was deteriorating on a daily basis with more and more areas being flooded. Weather conditions hampered efforts to assess other areas of Katakwi, including the sub-regions of Lango and Acholi.
IOM, which has been active in Uganda for several years working on a range of programmes to assist internally displaced people and those affected by conflict in the north of the country, is appealing for nearly US$290,000 through a UN Flash Appeal for the provision of emergency shelter and non-food items to households in seven areas in Soroti district.
Although various international organizations have either sent some relief items including food or medicine to flood affected areas or are doing so in the days to come, there is a great need for items such as tents, tarpaulins, blankets, jerry cans, mosquito nets and hygiene items.
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