Red Cross Donates 50m Worth In Items To Victims In Bududa

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Uganda Red Cross with support from the Belgian Red Cross have been among the first to take relief aid to the victims of the Thursday landslides in Bukalasi-Bududa district.

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The distribution happened on Sunday during prayers held for the victims at Bukalasi playground in Bududa. The Hon. Prime minister launched the distribution and appreciated Red Cross for always working with government to support during such emergencies

“Our friends in the Red Cross have always been with us, running to rescue people in such emergencies and giving a hand like they are doing today. We identify with the affected families and hope that this small assistance helps you cope with this trying situation” said Ruhakana Rugunda, the prime minister of Uganda.
 A big number of people remain stranded with no homes and property in this area. More bodies are expected to be found and the search and rescue teams are still digging and monitoring the river. A big number of the affected people are children.

According to Irene Nakasiita, the head communications at Uganda Red Cross, Red Cross teams have been on ground since the incident happened and have helped compile an assessment report which guided and informed the distribution

 “The first body was discovered by one of our volunteers working with the district search and rescue team. So we have been here from the start. Today we are distributing support to the affected families. Our teams remain on ground to continue the search for the missing persons as well as continuous sensitization of people on issues of climate change, disaster risk reduction and offer psycho-social support during this i period” said Nakasiita.

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