Map of Uganda

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

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Scenes from the Bududa landslide

As shown in our last blog, the Bududa landslide buried three villages, killed an estimated 400 people and displaced thousands more. We were finally able to get pictures of the slide area and one of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps which will house 4,300 people until they can be relocated to other areas. No one will be allowed back into the slide area which will be designated a mass grave site by the Government.

Villagers digging; trying to locate to bodies of friends and family members.

Area where boulders were brought down by the slide.

Huts at the edge of the slide area. 100 children in this village were buried where they took shelter in a trading center.

One of the (IDP) camps near the slide area.

Some of our tarps being used to made shelters

The cooking pots being put to good use in the camps.

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"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.