A ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) is working in Uganda in response to deadly landslides which struck the country at the start of March.
SRT members Stuart Oates (UK) and Laura Dale (UK) arrived in Uganda at the weekend and are now assessing the worst affected areas. They are based in Mbale, in Uganda’s east, the closest city to the Bududa region which was hit by the landslides.
On Monday, March 1 torrential rains in the areas surrounding Mt Elgon caused flooding and deadly landslide.
A camp has been set up in Bulucheke for close to 3,000 people although it is feared this number could rise to 5,000. Of the 3,000 people in the camp, close to 1,300 are children. back