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Friday 27 July 2012

Uganda in pictures: ShelterBox landslide response
Uganda in pictures: ShelterBox landslide response A ShelterBox being carried to the family safe site where the tent is to be put up for a family displaced by the landslide in Bududa, eastern Uganda, July 2012.

Heavy rains resulted in a large landslide on the slopes of Mount Elgon in Bududa in eastern Uganda at the end of June, sweeping away three villages and leaving hundreds of families homeless.

A ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) has been working with the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) along with the local community and authorities to make a difference to the families in need.

To date, a total of 100 ShelterBoxes have been distributed and disaster relief tents set up on or near the survivors' land to enable them to continue to cultivate it and earn a living as well as begin to rebuild their lives whilst living in dignity.

With the SRT now home, the remaining ShelterBoxes are in storage at the URCS depot in Mbale. The Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda (OPM) and URCS will distribute them as they continue assessments of families who need to be moved from areas where cracks are appearing in the land.

Thank you for your support. Without it, ShelterBox would not have been able to help these families.

ShelterBox's response in pictures:

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