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Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:45am

 

Kampala, January 17, 2020 - The U.S. government is providing USD 100,000 to respond to the needs of disaster-affected people in Uganda as a result of extensive flooding and landslides.  The Government of Uganda has requested international support. 

Heavy rains and flooding that began in September 2019 have negatively impacted nearly 300,000 people across Uganda.  The immediate needs of affected populations include blankets, shelter materials, soap, jerrycans, mosquito nets, medicine to treat water- and vector-borne disease, and food assistance.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Uganda is awarding the international disaster assistance funds to Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to support over 1,000 flood-affected individuals in the Rwenzori sub-region.  Through the USAID award, CRS will provide emergency shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and non-food items to communities with the greatest need in Bundibugyo.

 

Last updated: February 28, 2019

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