With each village containing approximately 500 homes with up to six inhabitants, approximately 3000 people in each village are likely affected by this disaster.
The government has called in about 20 soldiers to assist in rescue efforts. Armed with little more than shovels, soldiers and villagers are digging in soil up to 15 feet deep and spread out over a mile stretch of land; there is little hope of finding, let alone recovering, the victims.
The Red Cross has provided some emergency relief but is struggling to meet the growing demand for food and personal effects. It's estimated that over 3000 people have been affected and currently the village of Bushiyi (a village Christian Fellowship ministries visited three months ago) is being threatened with more slides.
Food, blankets and basic personal effects are urgently needed for victims as the area is mountainous and gets very cold at night.
Most people do not have shelters and even though the government is thinking about relocating people, the process is slow and cumbersome and many people have resorted to occupying school classrooms.
WorldShare’s partner Christian Fellowship Ministries (CFM) - an indigenous Christian Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in Eastern Uganda - will be supplying survival packs containing blankets, soap and other hygiene articles, pans, rice and drinking water. Survival packs cost £50 each.