The Bamba-Babwisi people occupied about 125 square kilometres of land covering areas near the Saara stream to River Semuliki through River Lamia to the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Some of them settled in areas within Bwamba county within Bundibugyo district.
The area leaders say that the government needs to resettle the victims and provide a permanent solution to the problem. Resettlement would involve the relocation to safer areas and providing support for them to establish infrastructure and sources of livelihood, away from the deplorable conditions they are currently living in.
Jacob Kaharorwe, one of the displaced residents told URN that five acres of his land and gardens were all destroyed by mudslides. For people like Kaharorwe, home is no more, and the future looks bleak as they remain camped at Kiraro Primary School