An appeal for has been launched by the Church in Uganda after some people were killed and thousands displaced by floods in Kasese.
The floods follow extreme downpours which swept through Nyamwamba valley resulting in the districts biggest rivers overflowing. The appeal is for support with finances and prayers.
Many have died, schools and hospitals have been destroyed, and an estimated 7,000 thousands have been displaced from their homes.
According to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 25,445 people have been affected. Mass destruction of houses, infrastructure, facilities, power lines and sewage treatment units have left the communities with nothing. Their report explains more.
At the frontline in response to this emergency, the Anglican Church in South Rwenzori Diocese has hosted over 1,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in one of its primary schools; over half of these are children under 12 years old.
The Church aims to support the community further to help them recover their lives after this tragedy. Prayers and financial support are requested in order to implement the following plan:
Objective of the response: To support the survivors of the Kasese floods to cope with the impact of the flash floods (to survive hunger and related diseases).
Targeted community: Bulumbia division, Nyamwamba Division, Karusandara, Maliba, Kyarumba, Bugoye, Kyondo sub-counties.
Targeted area: South Rwenzori Diocese, Kasese district, Western Uganda.
Number of beneficiaries: 7,000
Time frame: June 2013-Feb 2014
Who is responsible for implementing the response: The Diocesan relief and resettlement team of 220 volunteers is leading the implementation and distribution of relief. They will be answerable to the Diocesan Bishop and supervised by the district disaster committee on behalf of the government.
Proposed budget – Ug.sh. 700,807,000=
If you would like to contribute to this appeal, please send your donations to the following account of the Church of the Province of Uganda:
Bank: Stanbic Bank Uganda Ltd
Branch: Forest Mall
Address: P O Box 7131, KAMPALA, Uganda
Account Name: COU Relief & Rehabilitation
Account No: 024000102901
SWIFT CODE: BRTRUS33
The Diocese of South Rwenzori will provide updates about the progress of the situation and how resources have been used to respond to this emergency. The Anglican Alliance will post the report back on this appeal.
If you would like to know more about this appeal please contact us on this email: firstname.lastname@example.org