On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
Recent rebel fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo has forced around 66,000 people (Red Cross figures) to cross into Uganda where many are in need of basic supplies and services.
We are working to provide water, sanitation and hygiene facilities for thousands of refugees living in Bubukwanga transit center, western Uganda (current figures are nearly 17,000).
We are delivering 80,000 liters of water to the transit center every day and have set up water storage tanks, pipes and tap stands to ensure refugees have safe access to clean water. Alongside the UN and other aid agencies, we are working to establish adequate toilets and bathing shelters, as well as promoting good hygiene practices.
All photos: Grace Cahill, 25/26 July 2013.