Third Disaster in one Year to hit Mbale, Uganda

Mbale2The people of Uganda’s Mbale district have endured a tough year having been hit by three disasters, including a cyclone, flooding and now severe storm damage. 

Earlier this month, torrential rains swept houses away in Namabasa parish in Nakaloke sub country, Mbale district, leaving over 1,000 people homeless and injuring 12. 

In just one hour the heavy rains and strong winds destroyed churches, a mosque, a health centre and schools. Almost 2,000 students have been taking their classes under trees. 

Yusufu Lusala lost her home in the storm and sustained several injuries. Her child broke her arm. They had been living outside until they received a ShelterBox. 

The Rotary club of Mbale and local aid agency Volunteer to Support Children have been distributing ShelterBoxes prepositioned in Mbale from the previous two disasters to families in need, like Yusufu.

Read more here: UGANDA

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