The UN’s Children’s agency has received 1.5 million U.S. dollars from the British government for emergency support in Uganda where El Nino rains continue to cause havoc. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in a statement said the support will benefit children and women from the 32 highly affected in the east African country.
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The agency said the continuous heavy rains have caused flooding and water logging, exposing children and women to a better risk of disease outbreaks such as cholera, malaria, diarrhea and typhoid part others.
"This contribution will instantly help to reduce the damaging impact of the heavy rains on children in a lot of parts of the country," said Aida Girma, UNICEF’s Representative in Uganda.
Jennie Barugh, Chief of British development agency DFID in Uganda said the support will allow families gain vital access to basic health services and clean and safe water.