Final Update: January 7, 2020
Thankfully, the destructive rains have decreased. In total, one Child Development Center and 51 beneficiaries were affected. The affected beneficiaries have been assisted with Compassion Disaster Relief Funds, as needed. In addition, Crisis Intervention funds have been used to repair and rebuild homes that were damaged or destroyed.
Thank you for your prayers for the affected beneficiaries and their families, as well as the church partners.
Update #1: December 18, 2019
Uganda is still experiencing the effect of heavy rains. So far, 44 beneficiaries have been identified as affected. The Child Development Centers (CDCs) are providing relief support, as affected beneficiaries are identified, and continuing their assessments.
Please pray for the relief efforts and continued safety of the beneficiaries and church partners.
Disaster Alert: December 11, 2019
Heavy rains, wind, and landslides are affecting extensive areas across Uganda. We have not yet received specific impact details; however, we do know several Child Development Centers (CDCs) in Bumasikye, Bududa, Mbale, Bushikon, and Busiu have reported impact on beneficiary homes. In addition, some caregivers have lost their crops and means of livelihood.
The CDCs are continuing to gather impact information from the beneficiaries. The Compassion Uganda National Office has organized relief assistance for the affected families.
Please pray for the safety of our beneficiaries, families, and church partners throughout Uganda.