Hello on 6th-12-2019, The heavy rains have caused destructive flooding in several low-lying parts of the country and landslides in the mountainous regions. Destructive wind and hailstorms have ravaged plantations and crops across Uganda. And about 12 people's have already lost their lives in this heavy rains (Floods) and number of people who are losing their lives is increasing according to the organisation Called RED CROSS in Uganda.
The situation is still life threatening, worrying as many people are traumatized, on tension and stranded. They are not able to predict what will happen next as rains continue to fall.A total number of 1,152 households composed of 6,768 individuals has been affected.
A total of 800 persons are currently displaced living in churches and school buildings with others being hosted by relatives in the neighborhoods.
2 injured persons are admitted at Busaru Health Centre III.
The displaced persons whose houses have been destroyed and have nowhere to sleep have been sheltered at nearby schools and churches (Busuru Catholic Church, Kihoka Primary school, Izahura primary school and Kibale Catholic church).
Uganda Red Cross Response
A team of Red Cross Action Team was deployed in the different sub counties affected for a rapid assessment of needs of the people on ground.The Red Cross Action team has helped in the tracing of the missing community members and 17 dead bodies were retrieved The discovered dead bodies have been dressed and well prepared by the Red Cross action team and handed to the hospitals and some have been left with their families after Provided Body bags and blankets for covering the resumed dead bodies for easy transportation Liaised with the local and district leaders to do a joint assessment.
URCS mobilised with the Government through the OPM to get some immediate support for the affected persons Provided psycho social support for the bereaved families and affected families and community members Evacuated the affected persons who were in critical conditions and took them to the hospital Provided health promotion and psychosocial support .
The Red Cross Volunteers were on ground and mobilized for sleeping materials from the community members and prepared porridge for the displaced people who were sheltered at Busaru Red Cross Community Volunteers together with the local police and UPDF have since continued to manage the search and rescue activities The search and rescue operation is still ongoing.