UGANDA: Landslide risk as rains drench eastern districts

August 16, 2011

"Thousands of people are at risk from landslides in eastern Uganda following torrential rains in several districts, according to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)...'Seven people died when a big rock gave way last week,' the URCS’s Nataka said...The main source of water for domestic use in Karamoja is boreholes, but unsanitary human waste disposal is prolific, according to a May study by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the government and the NGO Action Against Hunger. Families using the bush for waste disposal ranged from 50.3 percent in Kaabong to 95 percent in Amudat"