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Kasese Leaders Appeal For More Aid for Landslide Victims

oseph Isingoma says, the General Secretary of the District Disaster Management Committee, says that they are overwhelmed by the demands for food from the victims of the landslide.
One of the house that has been destroyed by mudslides on Sunday

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Kasese authorities have appealed for more food relief to aid hundreds of starving landslides victims. More than seventy households were displaced on Sunday last week following a heavy downpour in Bunyandiko and Kathuli parishes in Kilembe Sub County.  


Three lives were lost in the disaster.  More than 100 people including mothers and children have currently taken refuge at Kyambogho primary school. Joseph Isingoma says, the General Secretary of the District Disaster Management Committee, says that they are overwhelmed by the demands for food from the victims of the landslide. He says the displaced include eight pregnant mothers, thirty children below the age of twelve and nine people living with disabilities. 


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He says they have received some food relief from well-wishers but it has to be shared with families who were displaced by floods last year.  These are currently camped in Muhokya. 

Isingoma says the district with partners have deployed teams in the area to monitor the situation and give early warning in case the need arises.

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Fred Tugume, the area LC V councillor says the victims are also in urgent need of medication.   He says they are incapable of helping pregnant mothers and children.  

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Ithungu Jetress, one of the victims, says most of the victims are living out in the cold following the destruction of their property including houses. She says she has no food to give her five children, which might also affect their learning. 

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Muhindo Joachim, says all his beans, cassava and sweet potatoes gardens were covered by the mudslides.    

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