The Uganda Red Cross will transport the items to the respective victims with help from Pilgrim, a Namuwongo-based NGO, also operating in Eastern Uganda.
Emergency Aid to Uganda - 8 November 2007
Working with the Rotary Club of Muyenga, Kampala and the Uganda Red Cross Society, on 28 October a consignment of 50 WATER-SURVIVAL BOXES were airlifted to Entebbe. There they were handed to the local Red Cross for distribution to families displaced and left destitute by extensive flooding in Northern Uganda.
The boxes will be distributed to families displaced by extensive flooding and will provide them with the means of purifying water and various household items essential to their survival.
Many had lost their homes and all their possessions during mass flooding affecting the KataKwi Teso Region. The Rotary Club of Muyenga in Kampala, working with the Uganda Red Cross Society, organised customs clearance and transportation to Otonguru Camp. The camp housed some 4,000 refugees and the boxes were distributed to families most in need.
The distribution was
successfully done and basically, 50 households
benefited from this intervention. There has been
testimonies regarding the boxes that have eased
life for the IDPs with many sharing in the
benefits that accrues from being neighbors and
village mates and/or relation. Thanks World Water
Works LTD UK for contributing to our restoration
and efforts to regain our status, our sincere
gratitude to Muyenga Rotary Club and Red Cross
Society for the great effort and kindness to reach
out to the suffering and hopeless and Pilgrim
Uganda who organized and spearheaded the
READY TO RESPOND
Following the latest round of investment in new WATER-SURVIVAL BOXES, water purification kits, and the variety of essential survival items, a total of some 290 WSBs have been packed and are now ready to be despatched to survivors of natural and manmade disasters. This has been achieved by the physical help of members of the Rotary Clubs of Chelwood Bridge, Bath West, Langport and Somerton, Somerset Levels, and Somer Valley; members of the Inner Wheel Club of Midsomer Norton and Radstock, and volunteers from the Norton Hill Comprehensive 6th form - to all of whom we extend our sincere thanks
Places | November 19, 2007
Rotary's big heart for flood victims- EDGAR R. BATTE
In a continued effort to help flood victims in Northern and Eastern Uganda, UK-based Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge in collaboration with the Rotary Club Of Muyenga have sent more aid, this time water survival kits. The items worth approximately Shs18m (10,000 dollars) will particularly aid victims in Etungulu camp in Kapelabeong, Amuria District.
|Members of Rotary Club of Muyenga and Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge, UK with some of the items they donated to flood victims. Photo by Edgar Batte|
While handing over the items at the Red Cross warehouse in Ntinda, Rotarian Emmanuel Pinto decried the red tape process the rotary club is subjected to in clearing the items.
Some of the items donated by the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge included safe drinking water kits, materials like bowls, buckets, jerry cans, plates, general house hold items, shelter and survival tools.
This is the second time the Muyenga Rotary Club is making a similar gesture. The club has made appeal to different clubs world over. Last month, the local rotary club received a donation of bedding materials worth approximately Shs144m from Shelter Box Organisation which benefited victims in Katakwi.
FUNDING URGENTLY REQUIRED
During the past twelve months we packed and despatched a total of 210 WATER-SURVIVAL BOXES to help relieve the suffering of disaster victims across the world. 60 families were helped following devastating typhoons in the Philippines in December, 100 families displaced by mass flooding in Balochistan, SE Pakistan, were helped; and 50 Ugandan families in October. Our reserve stock of 290 WSBs is likely to be called on over the next few weeks. Significant further funding is needed now to enable us to maintain and increase this level of humanitarian aid. We appeal to all Rotary Clubs in RIBI to give us their support. As a guide £1050 will enable us to help ten more families displaced by disaster.
More funds are urgently needed if further help is to be sent. Donations should be made by cheque to Worldwaterworks Limited and sent c/o Rotary, The White House, Pensford, Bristol BS39 4NE.
WorldWaterWorks Limited is a Registered Charity sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge. For more information see www.worldwaterworks.org or call 01761-490369.