Fight for climate change is also another Project of Cherish Aid Foundation which is aimed at Sensitizing and training Young People how to make charcoal briquettes through waste, dust and this protects the environment and can reduce the cutting of trees looking for fire wood and this helps us to protect SDG-13 that is Climate Action
HOW CLIMATE CHANGE HAS AFFECTED UGANDANS BY FLOODS
The climate-related catastrophes ranging from floods, prolonged drought, violent wind and extreme temperatures that have ravaged different parts of the country have caused fears of looming famine.
The recent flood disaster occurred in Buyende District in Busoga sub-region on April 23. It left 15 people dead, several injured and at least 100 families displaced. Property worth millions of shillings was also destroyed
The most affected were Kabugudo, Nabyeyo and Itanwa villages in Kidera Sub-county. The residents are now homeless and destitute.
The sub-county chairperson, Mr William Kiiza, said both property and killed residents were swept into the nearby swamps by the floods.
“The bodies recovered were picked from the swamps, where countless domestic animals were also found dead,” Mr Kiiza said.
The Budiope West Member of Parliament, Mr Robert Musoke said rain had not been seen in the area in the last four months. He, however, blamed the disaster on lack of trees in the area.
On the same fateful day, the floods also ravaged several villages in Malaba Town Council, Tororo District, leaving one dead.
Several families, mostly in Amoni Village, were also left homeless after their houses, including household items, were washed away into the river.
Mr Michael Ekakol, 65, a resident and an opinion leader, says he had never experienced such kind of flooding in his lifetime.
“It was roaring like a lion when it flooded. I think there is something wrong that will happen on this planet,” he says.
The farmers say the rains used to start from March to June for the long season and September through October to December for the shorter spell but this year, it was not the case.
“The rains started in late April but still it has not been raining like in previous years. There is still a lot of heat and the crops are not blossoming as we expect,” Mr Ayub Magomu, a resident of Makadui Village in Mbale District, says.
He adds the climate change has also tremendously affected their planting and harvesting season.
Last week, in Bulambuli District, at least 100 houses were destroyed following a heavy downpour accompanied by strong winds.
In Namisindwa District, the residents are living in fear over recurring earth movements. The rare movements have so far displaced about 200 families after their houses developed life-threatening cracks.
The most affected areas are Buwandyambi and Buyaka in Namisidwa Town Council.