- Posted November 27, 2012 by
Ugandan Grace gives birth to Bob in ShelterBox tent
A ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) travelled to assess the need following further flooding in northeastern Uganda in the Kampala region earlier this month. Then the SRT returned to Bududa where they met Grace.
"When we came across Grace, she was with her baby boy Bob," said SRT member, Liz O'dell (UK). "She had given birth to him in her ShelterBox tent one month ago. They are both doing fine.
"We also saw several families who had been living in tents for over three months while waiting to rebuild their homes. They told us the tents have made a real difference to their lives following the landslides as they gave them more space and privacy after having to share a single house before."
Bruce Dearnley makes up the other half of the SRT: "The ground in the area is still unstable with large cracks appearing around the homes on the higher slopes. People are afraid to return to their houses, especially when it rains, so we will be sending an additional 100 boxes to bring them shelter and safety."
Meanwhile another SRT is travelling to Uganda in response to the conflict in the south. A rebel group assaulted and captured Goma, a city in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), bringing violence and tensions. As a result, 700 people are crossing the border from DRC to Uganda each day.
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