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One Ummah Uganda Donates to Kasese Flood Victims

Shania Kigozi, the One Ummah Uganda Country Director, says the relief is meant to support hundreds of people whose livelihoods were disrupted by the May floods, which caused a lot of destruction in Kasese District.
One Ummah Uganda has been in the drive to offer relief to the most vulunarable in society

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Kasese flood victims have received relief support, thanks to One Ummah Uganda, a local Muslim charity organization. At least 2000 flood victims and over 500 disabled persons in the district are to benefit from the relief support, whose distribution ends later today.

The relief items include mattresses, blankets, sugar, maize flour, salt and wheelchairs among others. Shania Kigozi, the One Ummah Uganda Country Director, says the relief is meant to support hundreds of people whose livelihoods were disrupted by the May floods, which caused a lot of destruction in Kasese District.  

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Cue out:…nabantu ba kasese.”//

Sheikh Erias Kigozi, a member of One Ummah Uganda, says they decided to mobilise resources to support the flood victims in line with Islam’s teachings on humanity.

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Peter Baluku, the Deputy Mayor Kasese municipality welcomed the donation, saying many of the flood victims are struggling to emerge from the disaster and Covid19 lockdown. He asked government to consider Kasese as an exceptional case since many people are yet to rebuild their lives resulting from the flooding.

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The Kasese District Kadhi Sheikh Abdul- Hakim Juma applauded One Ummah Uganda for the kind gesture.  He appealed to other well-wishers to continue lobbying and support the flood victims, saying they are experiencing the effects of the disaster.

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Roset Biira one of the beneficiaries of the relief support hailed the organization for considering the vulnerable persons in the district.  She says they used up most of the relief they received during the lockdown and are still in dire need of support.

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