The victims are from the three villages of Namusambya, Town East and Kilamin neighbouring Obongi Ferry landing site. They sought temporary shelter at the school after their homes were submerged by the floods.
More than 200 people displaced by the rising water levels of River
Nile in Obongi town council are stranded at Obongi town Primary School.
The victims are from the three villages of Namusambya, Town East
and Kilamin neighbouring Obongi Ferry landing site. They sought temporary shelter
at the school after their homes were submerged by the floods.
However, the water levels continue to rise and submerge more homes
in Obongi town council frustrating their hopes of returning to their homes.
Obongi Town Council and district leaders are now stuck with the
displaced people with a day remaining for schools to re-open.
Makosa Saidi Sebi, the Town Clerk Obongi Town Council says the
town council is handicapped to relocate the affected families camped at the
school. According to Sebi, they have written to the Office of the Prime Minister
but are yet to receive a response.
says that the victims are taking care of themselves due to lack of support.
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Hamid Koloni the LCI Chairperson of Namusambya village says that
the displaced people have not received any support from the government or any
other humanitarian organization raising fears of disease outbreak and hunger
for the affected persons.
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According to the victims, they have lost most of their belongings
and are seeking support from the government to bail them out of the situation
by giving them relief and re-settling them.
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Gore Goffin the RDC Obongi says they are still hopeful of getting
support from the government since the district lacks funds.
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This is the second time floods are submerging homes more than 200
metres away from the river bank after the same floods were experienced in 1960.