Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

World in Brief / UGANDA

Record rains displace 150,000

September 15, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

The heaviest rainfall here in 35 years has displaced 150,000 people in eastern Uganda since mid-August and the rain has been "worsening by the hour," authorities said.

As many as 400,000 people have lost their livelihoods because of severe flooding, State Minister for Relief and Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru said. United Nations and government aid efforts were being hampered by submerged roads and bridges, Ecweru said.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|