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The German government has donated a grant of 400,000 euros (1 billion) shillings to Oyam district local government to improve the water and sanitation project in the district.
The money, channeled through the Northern Uganda Recovery Programme, is aimed at improving the lives of the vulnerable people after the over 20-year LRA insurgency.
The eight-month project to resettle formerly displaced people is being implemented by Uganda Red Cross Society in collaboration with German Red Cross.
It targets schools and the neighboring communities and was launched by the LC5 chairman, Col.
The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is assisting hundreds of people displaced by cattle-related clashes in Uganda, who are camping in open air in Pokot North District. The cattle raid in the neighbouring country occurred at night on 28th January 2010.
The Kenya Red Cross Society's mission is to build capacity and respond with vigor, compassion and empathy to those affected by disaster and at risk, in the most effective and efficient manner. It works closely with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, which is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.
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By Anthony Mwangi, in Soroti, Uganda
"Unprecedented torrential rains led to heavy floods that cut off accessibility to our villages and made it difficult for us to get food from the market," lamented Adopa James, a resident of Koboi in Uganda. "Some people were washed away as they tried to cross the high flowing waters, while our houses have collapsed and now we lack shelter," he added.
According to an inter-agency assessment, the raging floods have affected upto 300,000 people in Uganda.
Thousands Risk Lives As They Cross Cut Off Flooded Areas
By Anthony Mwangi Of Kenya Red Cross, In Katakwi, Uganda, Supporting Uganda Red Cross
As floods continue to ravage parts of Uganda, a number of areas are experiencing severe effects of floods that have displaced upto 300,000 people. According to the Uganda Meteorological Department, above normal heavy rains are expected to continue in the coming weeks across the country.
After experiencing heavy rainfall in the past few months, Africa is now experiencing severe flooding, which has wrecked hundreds of thousands of homes and left many people vulnerable to water-borne diseases. 17 countries have been affected in West, Central and East Africa, with some of the worst affected countries being Uganda, Ghana, Sudan and Ethiopia, which according to officials have a total of approximately one million people affected.
In Uganda, over 300,000 people have been displaced, with thousands of school children forced out of school.