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20 Sep 2011 description
report ACT Alliance

DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY:

Bulambuli District is a district in Eastern Uganda. The district is named after 'chief town', Bulambuli, where the district headquarters are located.

19 Sep 2011 description
report New Vision

By Hope Mafaranga and Fred Ogwang

THOUSANDS of families face starvation after rains ravaged several gardens in Kabarole and Amolatar districts last week.

In Kabarole, over 1,500 farmers in Kibiito, Kabonera, Kisomoro, Kibiito and Rubona sub-counties were affected by hailstorms on Wednesday and Thursday.

George William Manyindo, an affected farmer, said he lost two acres of tomatoes and three acres of bananas.

15 Sep 2011 description

Kampala - The Ministry of Health is assuring the general public that it has deployed the necessary medical supplies, staff and equipment to control the outbreak of communicable diseases that are currently being reported from various parts of the country.

12 Sep 2011 description
report IRIN

KARAMOJA, 12 September 2011 (IRIN) - Meteorological officials in Uganda are warning of tough times ahead for farmers and populations living in mountainous areas as flash flooding is set to continue.

"More rains are expected and we are seeing it [is] intense in some parts of the country," said Paul Isabirye, assistant commissioner for data processing and applied meteorology.

09 Sep 2011 description

9 September 2011

CHF 185,962 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 59,090 beneficiaries (including 11,818 households receiving health and hygiene sensitization and 1,000 households who will receive relief items). Un-earmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

08 Sep 2011 description
report Uganda Red Cross

NTV Uganda and Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) this week donated food stuffs and clothing materials respectively.

Donations from NTV included 14 sacks of maize flour, 7 sacks (100kgs each) of rice, 7 sacks (100kgs each) of beans, 5 cartons of salt, 3 cartons of cooking oil and 10 dozens of basins.

The media house’s General Manager Victor Ngei handed over the items to Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Secretary General Michael Richard Nataka and Under Secretary General Programs and Projects Dr. Bildard Baguma.

07 Sep 2011 description
report IRIN

KAMPALA, 7 September 2011 (IRIN) - A plan to replace a large swathe of protected rainforest in Uganda with sugarcane could lead to further civil unrest in a year when nine people have been killed during strikes and protests against the rising cost of living.

06 Sep 2011 description
report ActionAid

Emma Scullion

I have received an update from Festo Majinjach, my colleague in eastern Uganda who is managing the school build in Giriki. He reported:

We have been experiencing heavy rains over the last three weeks and many parts of the roads in Eastern Uganda are inaccessible. The onset of heavy rains is causing severe flooding and mudslides but I want to reassure you that the children in Giriki are all safe.

The first instance was reported in Kaabong district in Karamoja region in early August and now Bulambuli, Kapchorwa and Kween districts have been affected.

05 Sep 2011 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Written by Catherine Ntabadde
Monday, 05 September 2011

The Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) over the weekend distributed relief items to landslides and floods victims in Bulambuli, Mbale and Kween districts. In Bulambuli district, essential household items were distributed to 672 households in Sisiyi and Buluganya sub counties. Food from the Office of the Prime Minister was also distributed to 308 households in Sisiyi S/C and 576 households in Buluganya S/C. Each household received 6kg of posho and 2kgs of beans to last for a month.

03 Sep 2011 description
report New Vision

By STEVEN CANDIA

EFFORTS by the Uganda Red Cross Society to distribute relief items to victims of the Bulambuli mudslide have stopped due to the hilly terrain and impassable roads.

The areas affected are Sisiyi and Buluganya sub-counties.

The Red Cross Society has been tasked by the Bulambuli district disaster management committee to manage relief distribution.

01 Sep 2011 description
report New Vision

By Daniel Edyegu

RELIEF supplies have started trickling in for the survivors of the landslides in Sisiyi and Buluganya sub counties in Sironko district.

Stephen Womukhota, the Uganda Red Cross Society eastern regional disaster management officer said the Uganda Red Cross Society intends to immediately start distributing relief items to over 50000 affected people in the two sub counties.

01 Sep 2011 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Written by Catherine Ntabadde

32, 048 households equivalent to a population of over 160, 240 are experiencing various disasters in the country, Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) vulnerability capacity assessments have revealed.

The assessments indicate the current disasters include hail storms, floods, landslides, food shortage, population movement and health related emergencies.

31 Aug 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.

In brief

Programme outcome:

To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.

30 Aug 2011 description
report Uganda Red Cross

27 people are confirmed dead following a landslide that struck Sisiyi and Bulugunya Sub Counties in Bulambuli District. 16 people were burried in Mabono village, Sisiyi and 11 in Meru village, Buluganya. Five of the survivors have been discharged from hospital.

• Red Cross Rapid Assessments: Landslides have affected 1,548 households (7, 740 people). These include those whose houses were smashed and those surrounding the tragedy scene where cracks are many and intense.

29 Aug 2011 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Written by Catherine Ntabadde

15 bodies have so far been exhumed from rubbles of a landslide that occurred at 1:00am in Mabono village, Sisiye Sub County, Mabono Parish, Bulambuli district. Residents and Red Cross Action Teams (RCATs) exhumed the bodies.

The bodies retrieved are of 6 children and 9 adults. Two survivors in critical condition, Irene Namalea (38) and Paul Kacheke have been rushed to a nearby health centre by the Police.

27 Aug 2011 description

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24 Aug 2011 description
report Uganda Red Cross

231 households accommodating 1, 392 people in the Sub Counties of Mazimasa and Himutu in Butaleja district are logged in water following heavy rains. According to the Vulnerability Assessments conducted by Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS), the heavy rains have also destroyed food crops for 592 households (4, 144 people).

URCS Mbale Region Program Manager Stephen Wamukota says the current situation may in future lead to famine as a result of food shortages.