Thursday, September 27, 2007

Floods in Budalangi




Since mid-August there has been flooding in the Budalangi region of Busia District. Part of a dyke near Mukabola health center gave way. The picture above shows people standing at the broken end of the dyke on day it collapsed. Apparently this happens almost every year at the end of the long rains. Year after year, the people in the area are displaced by flooding until the water evaporates and the dyke is repaired. Then they go back to their regular houses, or build a new hut if the old house was destroyed. According to members of our team who work at the health center, the water levels are higher this year and more people are displaced into makeshift camps. I'm hoping they build a stronger dyke this time around. They said the last one was weak becuase it was built by a "lady engineer."

Because MSF is a NGO dedicated to medical care in vulnerable populations, we are focusing mostly on health-related consequences of the floods. Gabriella, the doctor I work with from Argentina (pic in canoe below), goes out by bike, boat, and on foot to make sure the rural clinics have enough medicine and supplies. The logistics department also helped with building latrines and distribution of water tanks, mosquito nets, and water purification tablets. The pictures below show people displaced by the floods in their camps.







42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Que interesante, espero que estes aprendiendo mucho y luego me lo cuentes. Besos,Carlos y Adri tambien te envian unos abrazos enormes

audra said...

Is MSF building composting latrines?
Here in India the building latrines schemes have been unsuccessful -- folks like to go outdoors and the latrines get too stinky, even for people accustomed to living by open sewers. Sometimes they build flush ones, but there's never enough water to supply them...

GET IT said...

Muy buen trabajo de difusion y muy loable el trabajo de la Dra. Gabriela de Argentina de MEDICOS IN FRONTERAS que ayuda a esta gente.

Noreen Ajiambo said...

The people of Budalangi are suffering because Engineers have not been doing a good job. They should seek foreign Engineers to build the dykes that can withstand the floods. Otherwise the government will use more and more money on aid rather that focusing on growth of the economy

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TOSHA said...

How can a dyke be week because it was built by the so called ' Lady Engineer', Please dont buy such nonsense. Let us source for funds, carry out satisfactory Hydological studies and mitigate this disaster. TOSHA

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