Landslides in Bundibugyo district in Western Uganda have affected around 4,000 people and destroyed almost 350 homes.
Landslides have affected the district since mid-November. On 13 November, Uganda Red Cross said areas of Bundibugyo Town council as well as Tokwe, Bukonzo and Busaru sub-counties were all affected.
Recent reports from Uganda media said say that 349 homes have been destroyed and 4,000 people affected. According to the reports, the worst hit areas are Bundimulinga and Hikitara villages in Tokwe sub-county, Hamutoma, Humya villages in Bundibugyo and Buhundu in Bukonzo sub-county.
Affected communities are in need of shelter, wash facilities, food and other supplies, according to the Red Cross.
Roads have been cut and several bridges in the affected area destroyed, disrupting the transport network. Crops have also suffered damage.
At least 3 people died in nearby Kasese District, Western Region, after a house collapsed due to a landslide that occurred after a heavy on 30 October, 2019.
Landslides devastate 4,000 Bundibugyo residents #KFMNews
The most areas affected are; Bundimulinga and Hikitara villages in Tokwe sub county Hamutoma, Humya villages in Bundibugyo town council and Buhundu parish in Bukonzo Sub County.
— 933 KFM (@933kfm) November 29, 2019
Massive landslide in Bundibugyo. Areas affected include Bundibugyo Town council (Hakibale, Kabale and Katanga villages) Tokwe S/County (Hakitala and Bundirume villages) Busaru Subcounty (Busengerwa and Bugombwa villages) Bubukwanga (Humya) and Bukonzo S/county (Huhundu vIllage). pic.twitter.com/yusrIY9nz9
— Uganda Red Cross Soc (@UgandaRedCross) November 13, 2019