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Kween flood victims cry out for relief aid

Kween, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The delay by the government to deliver relief assistance to the families affected by floods in Ngenge and Sundet sub counties in Kween district is causing starvation. Last week on Saturday, over 800 families were displaced by heavy rains that caused flash floods. The floods …

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800 residents displaced by flash floods in Kween district

Kween, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kween district leaders have called for emergency relief after heavy floods displaced thousands of residents. The persistent rains that started on Friday until Sunday, displaced 800 families in the two sub-counties of Ngenge and Sundet. The floods also destroyed 1,000 acres of planted maize, sorghum, …

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Gov’t embarks on construction of Butiaba health center III

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has finally kicked off the construction of Butiaba health center III in Buliisa district. In 2020, water submerged the former premises of Butiaba health center III following the rising water levels in Lake Albert. The floods submerged staff quarters, maternity, male and female …

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AU announces fund to support South Africa following devastating floods

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission has announced a solidarity fund to support South Africa following recent devastating floods there. Moussa Faki Mahamat expressed “his full solidarity and renewed his sincere condolences” to the affected families, the government and people of South Africa …

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Bunyoro MPs task gov’t over delayed resettlement of flood victims

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from Bunyoro sub-region have tasked the government to explain the delayed resettlement of thousands of people who were affected by floods in Buliisa district. In 2020, more than 3,500 families were displaced after floods resulting from the rising water levels of Lake …

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Kasese women ask gov’t to expedite resettlement of Muhokya IDPs

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Elite women from Kasese district have tasked the government to expedite the process of permanently relocating the more than 220 households that were displaced by floods in 2020. 176 of these households are headed by women. At least 1068 persons have spent more than two years …

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Flood victims in Buliisa protest delayed resettlement

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 3,500 families affected by floods that resulted from the rising water levels of Lake Albert in Buliisa district are protesting their delayed resettlement by the government. The floods displaced thousands of people in Butiaba and Kigwera sub counties and Butiaba town council in …

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River Nyamwamba changes colour, triggering panic among residents

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A strange colour and strong stench covering River Nyamwamba in Kasese district over the last few months has triggered fear of contamination among residents who depend on its water for domestic consumption, suspecting it could be polluted with copper and cobalt minerals. The residents suspect …

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Buliisa flood victims continue to suffer

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 3,500 flood victims in Buliisa district are languishing in poverty almost two years after they were displaced from their homes by floods triggered by the rising water levels in Lake Albert The most affected people are from the landing sites of Wanseko, …

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