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17 May 2018 description
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The landslides affected mostly homes in Bunasirwe village, Buweswa parish and Weswa sub-county after striking some villages in neighbouring Kato sub-county.

MANAFWA - Landslides have hit several homesteads in Weswa sub-county of Manafwa district after heavy rains pounded the area throughout the night on Tuesday.

According to the district councilor, Jenifer Mwenyi, the incident occurred on Wednesday morning at 10.00a.m while residents went about their normal work.

08 Aug 2013 description
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By Tony Langalanga and Jackon Kitara

Over 6000 people have been left homeless in the northern district of Amuru after Unyama stream burst its bank.

Atiak LC3 Chairman, John Bosco, said Elegu was the most affected village. The floods were caused by a heavy down pour that hit the area on Wednesday affecting several families.

The stream, which connects to River Nile is located seven kilometers away from Elegu border post along Atiak-Numule-Juba road.

31 May 2013 description
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By Benon Tugumisirize

Churches in Uganda under the umbrella of Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC) and Act-Alliance have donated items worth US$60,000 (about sh160m) to victims of the recent Kasese floods.

The relief items were mostly household stuff – 1200 saucepan sets, 1000 jerrycans, 1500 boxes of soap, 1000 blankets, 1000 mosquito nets, together with 100 sleeping kits.

In addition to this were 60 cooking stoves, 20 boxes of water purifier, and much more.

09 May 2013 description
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By John Nzinjah and John Thawite

Property worth $3m (about Shs8b) has so far been destroyed in Kasese district following the onset floods in the area on May 1st.

The minister of defense, Dr Crispus Kiyonga, said although the damage is so big, it is still smaller than what occurred in Bududa about two years ago. Kiyonga made the remarks briefing the press on Tuesday at Kasese Social Services Hall about the management of the disaster.

02 May 2013 description
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Disaster Preparedness minister Musa Ecweru with a team from Office of Prime Minister, Uganda Red Cross and district authorities have rushed to Kasese district where torrential rains ravaged villages, killing five people and making scores homeless.

According to Uganda Red Cross, relief trucks from Red Cross and OPM arrived in Kasese Thursday night. The items are targeting 400 families who were mostly affected.

They include: tarpaulins, sauce pans, blankets, mosquito nets, plates, cups, washing soap, jerrycans and water purification tablets.

11 Mar 2013 description
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By Paul Watala

Over 1320 people in Namabasa parish in Nakaloke sub county, Mbale district were left homeless after torrential rains swept houses in the area. A total of 12 persons were injured and admitted at Tobin health Centre after the Saturday downpour.

The heavy rains combined with hailstorm started at 10pm and lasted less than an hour. The storm destroyed Munira and Good Samaritan primary schools and Namabasa Secondary School. Over 1700 students were stranded and are currently taking their classes under trees.

17 Oct 2012 description
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Over 600 households that were displaced by floods in Ntoroko district after River Semuliki burst its banks are calling for more relief support from Government and other non-governmental organisations.

The floods, which cut off sub counties of Butungama, Bweramule and Kanara, destroyed property ranging from houses to domestic animals.

“I have received reports that a number of goats and cows have been killed by floods,” Edward Birungi, a parish chief in Butungama, said. He quickly added that no human death has been reported so far.

06 Jul 2012 description
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By Wilfred Sanya

The Government has directed all the people living on the steep areas of Bududa district to relocate to safer areas, State minister of Disaster preparedness Musa Echweru.

“We have directed the people in Bududa district to relocate following the disaster management report released to government by experts. The report says a crack has developed on hills where people died and we expect massive landslides and it is our duty to protect the people in advance this time”, said Echweru.

27 Jun 2012 description
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By Paul Watala

Government Wednesday delivered ten tons of maize flour and 500 kilograms of beans to the Bududa land slide victims.

State minister for relief and disaster Musa Ecweru said the items were procured by the Office of the Prime Minister.

Uganda Red Cross also conveyed 2 trailers of non-food items including tents, blankets, cups, plates and basins among other items.

However, the distribution of relief items is delayed after both Government and Red Cross officials accuse local leaders of inflating the figure of the victims.

27 Jun 2012 description
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By Vision Reporter

The death toll in Bududa land slide has reached 20 from the 18 earlier reported, relief and disaster preparedness minister Steven Mallinga had said.

“We are about to get the exact number of the dead but reports indicate that over 20 people were killed by the landslide,” Mallinga told a news a conference in Kamapla.

He said that his deputy Musa Ecweru and a team from the ministry are in Bududa to boost the rescue opetaions.

18 Jun 2012 description
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By Francis Emorut   

Members of Parliament have asked Government to release the report on nodding disease so as to curb the epidemic.

“Government should seriously consider releasing its report on the findings by the Centre for Disease Controls (CDC) about the nodding syndrome,” Dr. Medard Bitekyerezo (NRM), the chairman of social service Parliamentary Committee said.

Over 200 children have been affected by the nodding disease since its outbreak early this year.

11 Nov 2011 description
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By Felix Osujo

A total of 3000 families in Serere district have fled their homes after continuous torrential rains caused flooding of majority homes.

With pit latrines water-logged, people have now been compelled to defecate in water causing a horrible smell, and most of their grass-thatched houses, semi permanent homes have collapsed due to the increasing pressure of the water. Most of the gardens have been submerged and some of the highway maram roads are flooded.

01 Sep 2011 description
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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.

12 May 2011 description
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By Jeff Lule

OVER 700 residents in Bwaise, a Kampala suburb, were left homeless following heavy rains which resulted into floods two weeks ago.

The residents, who had assembled at Bilal Mosque to collect relief items from the Uganda Red Cross (URC), disclosed that some of them live with friends and relatives.

The affected residents lived along the Nsooba-Lubigi channel, Kamalimali, Bokasa and Mayinja zones. Most of them fled after their houses and property were destroyed.