THE last batch of over 500 victims of the 2011 landslides and floods victims in the eastern district of Bulambuli have received household items from Uganda Red Cross Society
By Paul Watala
THE last batch of over 500 victims of the 2011 landslides and floods victims in the eastern district of Bulambuli have received household items from Uganda Red Cross Society.
The beneficiaries are from over 400 families who lost shelter and essential items during the landslides and floods that left over 32 people dead last year.
According to Uganda Red Cross Society Secretary General, Michael Nataka, others who received are the vulnerable families who were who could not go back to their origin homes.
The support came from United Kingdom Department for International Development (DIFD) amounting to 244 pounds.
Nataka said the relief will be provided to six districts that include, Bulambuli, Sironko, Kwen, Kapchorwa, Kisoro and Bududa, adding that 1000 people were affected in Bulambuli district alone.
The victims received Jericans, cups, plates, blankets, tapelines, saucepans and mosquito nets.
He said that Uganda Red Cross Society has launched a Disaster Risk Reduction Activity programme in the districts of Bulambuli, Bududa, Kapchorwa and Sironko that will engage the community on how to increase food security.
Nataka said Uganda Red Cross will continue giving assistance to the vulnerable people who were affected by disasters, adding that seeds and garden tools assistance will be extended to them.
Bulambuli landslide victims recieve aid