Evelyn Muhindi, a resident of Kanyangeya parish says many displaced people are at risk of suffering from typhoid. She says women trek long distances to access water in rivers and other dirty water sources.
Security leaders in the district have pointed out that women and young girls are suffering sexual abuse within the camps. Kasese Regional Police Commander Samuel Asiimwe says that the police have received a series of complaints of sexual violence which need to be addressed as a matter of urgency.
More than 120,000 people mainly from Karusandara sub-county and Bulembia-Kilembe Division were displaced and their crop gardens washed away when River Nyamwamba burst its banks on Thursday Morning. Additional havoc was caused by overflows from River Nyamughasana, Mubuku, and Lhubiriha.