Rotarians in District 9200 seek aid for Ugandan flood victims
A truck carries soldiers and villagers across a flooded section of Moroto-Kotido road in the Karamoja region of Uganda.
Rotarians in District 9200 (East Africa) are asking Rotarians worldwide to help them secure mosquito nets, blankets, and household kits for thousands of people in Uganda left homeless after weeks of summer rain caused the worst flooding in decades. Please contact the Rotarians listed below for information on how to donate.
Though the waters have receded, tens of thousands of victims, mostly in the north, remain unreachable due to downed bridges and impassable roads, causing logistical problems for humanitarian workers. The UN’s World Food Programme recently began its first-ever airdrop operation in Uganda, delivering cereal, seeds, beans, and sugar.
The floods contaminated water sources in many regions, leading to an increase in waterborne diseases, including malaria. Rotting crops have resulted in 90 percent of farmers losing their first-season harvests. Water damage to schools is preventing an estimated 100,000 children from attending class.
The Rotary Club of Muyenga has already helped the Uganda Red Cross Society deploy 100 Shelterboxes and 50 water purification kits to flood victims.
District leaders are also asking Rotarians to clean out their closets for clothing, collect unused household utensils, and donate them to the Uganda Red Cross Society.
To find out how to help send, mosquito nets, blankets to flood victims, please contact:
District Governor Christopher M.D. Mutalya at email@example.com.
Assistant Governor Danial S. Iga at firstname.lastname@example.org
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