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The Uganda Kampala Mission includes Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi and Southern Sudan. Our assignment covers all the areas except Ethiopia.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Hundreds Feared Dead in Uganda Landslide


Landslide Engulfs Uganda Villages Killing 86
8:35am UK, Wednesday March 03, 2010
Laura Holmes, Sky News Online
At least 86 people have died and hundreds of people are missing following a landslide in eastern Uganda.

More than 400 people are feared buried in mudslides in Uganda
Entire villages were swept away by the mudslide in the mountainous region of Bududa, which lies at the bottom of Mount Elgon.
The side of the hill began to slide after an intense seven-hour downpour.
The Ugandan Red Cross says hundreds of people are missing.
"Eighty bodies have been recovered and the missing are more than 400 now, after 100 people were reported buried in a trading centre where they had taken shelter," spokeswoman Catherine Ntabadde said.
Ugandan disaster preparedness minister Tarsis Kabwegyere said: "The landslides are expected to continue as the rains intensify in the region."
A government response team has been dispatched to deliver food aid and police volunteers are helping with the rescue operation.
The Red Cross has sent workers to provide medical assistance to those injured by the disaster.
A regional police spokesman warned that the death toll could continue to rise.

3 comments:

grandmashouse said...

thank you for your wonderful blog. Larry and Pam Richardson gave us your blog address. Jerry's sister is sister Godfrey. we are serving in employment in Slidell LA at the New Orleans Regional Employment Resource Center.

Keep up the great work.
Jerry and Barbara matson

Channi said...

Happy birthday Elaine. Hope you had a great day. Love you, DD and Donna

Channi said...

Elaine, Sally Goynes said tell you happy birthday too. Brother Allen is in the hospital. Fluid around the heart.

Donna

"Everything must have a beginning"

"Everything must have a beginning"
Children at an orphanage in Entebbe, Uganda. There are so many children here it is incredible; there are orphans everywhere. The people take them in and it is not unusual to see families struggling with 8-10 children. We talked to a woman yesterday who has taken in twelve children. She said, "sometimes I feel sad that I cannot do more, but everything must have a beginning". We have decided to use that as our personal reminder to guide our actions here as we try to help.