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Floods Kills At least 26 people in Uganda – Red Cross Society

Flooding in Uganda has claimed at least 26 lives, the Red Cross says, as the region reels from weeks of rain.

Map showing Flood incidences on Saturday, 7th December 2019 in Bundibugyo District, Western Uganda Most affected areas include; Kirindi Town (11 bodies recovered by 7:00PM) Rapid Assessment on-going by Uganda Red Cross Society. Photography: Twitter @Ugandaredcross

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is known for groundbreaking humanitarian action triggered by a scientific forecast of flood risk in the country.

Our team continues to recover more bodies, including some that are trapped by cocoa trees in Bundibugyo hills. It is a very devastating moment. We have deployed a Psycho Social Support team to offer emotional support to those affected, Red Cross said on Twitter.

Bundibugyo district of Uganda was affected by the landslides after days of heavy rainfall.

Unusually heavy rain since October has triggered flooding and landslides. OCHA said more than 280 people have lost their lives. Across the region, homes, infrastructure and livelihoods have been destroyed and damaged in the hardest-hit areas, and the risk of communicable diseases including cholera is rising.

 

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