After several months of heavy rain most parts of TESO are now flooded. Crops are submerged under water and have been rotting in the fields, houses and schools are wet and water-logged, others have collapsed and in many places drinking water supplies have become polluted. Most villages have one or two roads that are impassable. As well as the impact on food supplies, which combined with a poor harvest in April due to the prolonged dry season, means many people are living in hunger. There is also an increase in malaria and skin-infections caused by water-borne diseases.
£7500 has been sent to provide tarpaulins for drying food, mosquito nets and water purification tablets however this only provides for one area. To buy chlorine and water purification tablets for a village of 70 households costs £210, the tarpaulins £530.
If you are able to assist TDT in providing further support to other areas all amounts are greatly appreciated! Please contact Carmel at for further information.
Testimony of Oyo Albino, community leader in Angorok. Theses floods started back in August but it became serious around September. Potatoes, cassava, groundnuts and beans are most affected because these crops do not need too much water. The floods have destroyed over 100 fields of different types of crops worth millions of shillings. Besides this animals have also been affected, especially the young ones that have died due to too much cold. My records show about 72 calves, 32 kids and 33 lambs have died to date.
Testimony of Grace Opio. What I know about these floods is that they started slowly but water became stagnant on peoples fields of crops like cassava, groundnuts, potatoes, tomatoes etc and most of the food crops were not yet mature for a harvest. I had two fields of cassava, 1 for potatoes and another for groundnuts and all were destroyed. I’m living in famine with my children. The floor of my house is wet because of the water giving us sleepless nights.