Uganda: Floods - Nov 1997

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In November 1997, heavy rains and flooding in Eastern Africa spread to Uganda's eastern region of Mbale. At least 500 people were displaced and 35 died. Bridges were washed away and communication with the district was difficult. (IFRC, 26 Nov 1997)

By December, the situation had worsened and up to 150,000 persons had been displaced, and at least 100 had died. Serious flooding was also reported in the western parts of the country. (UN DHA, 23 Dec 1997)

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