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UGANDA: Hoima DRCongo refugee camps cholera death toll now at 40 @UNHCR @AntonioGuterres

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For a fact, this number is much smaller than what is going on in those death camps.  What is stunning is when Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni invaded DRC on December 7, 207, the world remained silent.  This was the 4th time Uganda invaded Congo.

All the invasions of Museveni’s army UPDF of any country are documented on the Internet. From Somalia through CAR, South Sudan and DRC. The UN and the world just turns a blind eye then rewards Museveni for “helping refugees”.  These refugees miss their homes.  Ugandans are losing their land with each influx of refugees to create refugee camps for these foreigners we now are hating for they are well looked after more than our people who are dying daily of hunger and preventable / treatable diseases.

What the UN and the donors must understand is every refugee camp that is built or explanded and the the famous land that Uganda government gives to refugees is taken away from Ugandans.  There are many Ugandans now who are living in IDP camps.  The day of reckoning will come when even the military which brutalises Ugandans gets too weak and stops shooting Ugandans dead. Perhaps they will also wake up one day to be kicked off their land or have their barracks houses demolished.  BOTH OF WHICH HAVE HAPPENED fyi.


Hoima cholera death toll rises to 40

April 4, 2018 – Written by URN, THE OBSERVER, KAMPALA

The number of people that have been infected with cholera in Hoima district has risen to over 2,000 with the cumulative death toll now standing at 40.Dr Peter Byaruhanga, the acting Hoima district disease surveillance officer, told URN on Tuesday that 500 fresh cholera cases were reported among the Congolese refugees and members of the host communities at Kasonga, Sebigoro and Buhuka isolation centres in the last two weeks.

Children in Hoima learning how to prevent the spread of cholera. Photo: Unicef Byaruhanga says now there are more Ugandans infected with cholera than the refugees. The cholera outbreak was first reported at Sebagoro landing site on the Lake Albert shores in Hoima district on February 11 among the Congolese refugees fleeing tribal clashes in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo between the Lendu, Bagegere and Hema communities.

Dr Byaruhanga fears that the cases could escalate following the heavy rain that has hit most parts of Hoima district. He further explains that the cholera cases have further spread to various villages in the sub-counties of Kigorobya, Kyangwali, Kabwoya, Buseruka and in Hoima Municipality. He says between nine to 14 cases are being reported at the various isolation centres daily.

Dr Byaruhanga says all the district health assistants have been deployed in the cholera prone areas of Kyangwali, Buseruka, Kigorobya and Kabwoya to carry out massive sensitisation among members of the public on how to guard themselves against any further cholera spread.

He explains that they have deployed village health teams (VHTs) to do case notification by moving from house to house to identify those with cholera related cases.

Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: April 03, 2018 at 07:43PM

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