On 1 May 2013 Kasese was flooded when the Nyamwamba river broke its banks.

This is the latest report by Alfonse (Thursday 16 May): “We have 784 families that are affected. They have left their homes and gone to stay in the camp, but they come back during day time to their homes to do some work on their houses. That is why you see so many empty houses. It will take time for them to resettle. There is a problem with water supplies in the whole of Kasese and the river is dirty, so the water cannot be used. Please pray for us.”

The Red Cross and other organisations are helping with food and medicines in the area. Some families were given tarpaulins to enable them to stay at home. All that has been given is much appreciated, but sadly it is not enough. The biggest need are for things for the home as all their possessions have be washed away by the flood. We are aiming to help about 300 families in the Acholi Quater, those living along the Nyamwamba river and those in Kilembe in the camp at Kasese Primary.

We would like to supply each family with some basic items. Please donate generously!

£20.00 can buy the ‘full kit’ for one family, containing:

  • 2 blankets
  • 4 plates
  • 4 cups
  • 2 cooking pots
  • 2 basins for washing or bathing

£10 can buy:

  • 2 blankets

OR

  • 4 plates
  • 4 cups
  • 2 cooking pots
  • 2 basins for washing and bathing

£5 can buy:

  • 1 blanket

 

You can also donate via JustTextGiving. Send a text to 70070, and in the body of the text write EIUK01 followed by the amount you wish to donate eg “EIUK £10”.

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Update on the Kasese Flood situation

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