Relief supplies distributed to Ugandan camp struck by powerful storm - UN

28 October 2004

Tarps and other supplies are being distributed today at a camp for war-displaced people in northern Uganda where last weekend a powerful storm ripped roofs off shelters and washed away food rations, according to the United Nations relief coordination office.

A humanitarian assessment found that more than 5,500 huts were damaged at the Pabbo camp - the oldest in the area housing internally displaced persons (IDPs) - where thousands were left homeless after a severe rain storm Sunday, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.

Meanwhile, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) will distribute food in Pabbo within the next few days, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will undertake a crop damage assessment later this week.


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