Bududa, UGANDA (June 27, 2012) — Following the devastating landslides that hit Bududa, Eastern Uganda earlier in the week, World Vision is working with the government of Uganda and the Red Cross to help survivors and those displaced by the rains.
“On top of the tragic loss of human life, the landslides have resulted in tremendous loss of homes, property and livelihood. For most victims, home – as they have known it for generations – has been swept away,” said Director of Programs for World Vision in Uganda Albert Siminyu. “While the effect of the landslide has been indiscriminate, we are concerned that the children and women will be the most affected. These people have no homes to go back to and for some, their entire family has been lost. With government warning of further landslides in the area, these people need as much prayer and support as possible.”
Therefore, World Vision is taking the following steps to provide much needed aid and support to the victims of the landslides:
“We will continue to work closely with the government, Red Cross and the local communities to intervene in whatever means possible,” said Siminyu. “We continue to urge Ugandans nationwide to stand with the victims and those affected by the landslides.”
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