Floods and Landslides in Uganda, 2012-07
Up to 400,000 people may require emergency shelter in Uganda's mountainous east due to continuing heavy rains and mudslides that could force them to flee their homes. A ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) is en route to assess the situation.

Reports say the worst affected area is Bumwalukani Sub County in the Bududa district, where two villages, Namaaga and Bunakasala, have been buried by a mudslide that hit on 25 June. More than 100 people are missing and a further 30 have lost their lives.

Fighting between government troops and M23 rebel forces in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has forced thousands of families to flee their homes into Uganda.

Many crossed the border through Kisoro and travelled 20 kilometres to Nyakabande transit centre, bringing the number of refugees there to over 16,000. From there, many are being relocated 370 kilometres away to Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement in Kamwenge district, which currently has 13,600 refugees.

To find out more about this and other deployments visit www.shelterbox.org
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