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Butiaba health center III reopened

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Butiaba health center III in Buliisa district has been reopened. The facility was in October last year submerged by floods rising from Lake Albert. As a result, health services at the health facility were then relocated to Butiaba primary school as pupils were still home due …

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Kasese LCV chairperson sets sights on education fund

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The new Kasese LCV Chairperson Eliphaz Muhindi Bukombi has said that he will focus on the creation of an education fund to help disadvantaged children.  Bukombi says that last year’s floods greatly affected the learning  in the district citing many parents who lost their businesses …

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Floods displace 400 from Kasensero landing site

Kyotera, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The rising water levels in Lake Victoria and River Kagera have submerged several households at Kasensero landing site, Rakai District.  The floods that were triggered by the persistent seasonal rainfall have displaced more than 400 people from the villages of Kagera Cell 8, and 10. The …

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Experts blame Karamoja floods on environmental degradation

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A team from the Ministry of Agriculture has blamed the repeated flooding in Karamoja to poor land management. John Lodungokol, the Assistant Commissioner crop production in the Ministry of Agriculture told URN on Sunday that the environmental degradation in Karamoja was the main cause of …

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Expectant mothers stuck as floods devastate Kyotera

Kyotera, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Dozens of expectant mothers in Kyebe sub-county and Kasensero Town Council are stuck after health workers there abandoned the facilities as a result of floods. The floods that had initially cut off Kyapa-Kasensero road intensified last week following the persistent rainfall in the area. This is …

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EU gives Uganda Ushs140b for emergencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The European Commission has announced new funding of €32 million euro (Ushs 140 billion) towards humanitarian activities in Uganda.  This is part of a wider Horn of Africa humanitarian assistance worth €149 million in aid for the year 2021. The Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, …

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Flood prone districts to receive second cholera vaccine dose

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ministry of Health will next month embark on cholera vaccination in flood-prone areas following reports of anticipated heavy rains. Oral cholera vaccine is used as part of the Ministry of Health’s integrated cholera prevention and control strategy. The others include the provision of safe water, improved …

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MP Mukitale wants Buliisa flood victims resettled in Bugungu game reserve

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Stephen Birahwa Mukitale, the Buliisa County Member of Parliament wants the government to allocate part of Bugungu Wildlife Conservation area near Murchison falls National Park to resettle thousands of people displaced by floods in the district.   Bugungu Wildlife Conservation area, which covers 193 square miles, …

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KCCA needs 178 billion shillings to expand Nakivubo channel

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA needs over Shillings 178.9 billion to expand Nakivubo channel, which is the major drainage of stormwater from the Kampala central business district. A report by the KCCA Executive secretariat shows that the Authority completed detailed designs for the works but lacks …

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Climate change fuels infectious diseases in E. Africa

  Climate change, floods and droughts are fuelling the spread of pathogens that are resistant to drugs Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Extreme weather events linked to climate change, including floods and droughts, are fuelling the spread of vector-borne diseases in the East and Horn of African region, experts said on …

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