06 May 2013

Friend's Community Impacted by Flooding in Uganda. Please read and help if you can.

A CALL FOR HELP
Supplies of any kind, ranging from clothes, beddings, cooking utensils, foodstuffs etc. and financial (monetary) support are highly needed! We can route any financial support through Ray of Hope Africa (RAHA) www.rayofhope-africa.org Bank account (details attached) and material support through RAHA P.O Box number 30721, Kampala – Uganda.
Seven people have so far been confirmed dead. Several people are still trapped in the middle of the floods as all routes and bridges have all been swept away and still flooded. The process of rescuing people is quite slow considering the magnitude of the population to be rescued and finding temporary places of relocating them.
Well, the Kilembe is home to a defunct copper mining industry on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori (Mountains of the moon), a snow capped mountain that gives birth to rivers that my community depend on for survival. Until Wednesday this week, my community witnessed a rainstorm like any other but this time the river banks were busted by the storm, destroying roads, bridges and homesteads. The fact that people are living in the valley, chances of people’s houses surviving the storm where reduced to zero. That is why all people in the valley side have been left homeless. To worsen the situation, the torrid rains came back today, sweeping all the little that survived between Wednesday and Thursday.
See links for details about the calamity;
http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/642349-i-saw-my-brother-being-swept-away-by-kasese-floods.html; http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/642347-kasese-floods-displace-7-000.html;http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/642349-i-saw-my-brother-being-swept-away-by-kasese-floods.html;http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Floods--Kilembe-Mines-Hospital-closes/-/688334/1799498/-/89f50b/-/index.html;http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Four-dead-as-flooding-hits-Kasese-town/-/688334/1766862/-/gc8w5wz/-/index.html.
Best of Regards.
Moses Kyamakya
mkyamakya@rayofhope-africa.org
Mob: +256782014160