Uganda: Floods - Aug 2006

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In August 2006, heavy rains caused devastating floods in Eastern Uganda when rivers Ngenge and Atari in Kapchorwa and Sironko districts respectively burst their banks. The flooding displaced 1680 people and killed three. Livestock, crop fields and stored food were affected and houses and household items were damaged. Many water sources were destroyed, with several being contaminated with faecal matter from overflowing sanitary facilities. The most affected areas included five villages of Kapkwot parish, Ngenge sub-county in Kapchorwa District and four villages of Bumufuni parish, Bunambutye sub-county in Sironko District. (IFRC, 11 Sep 2007)

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