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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunday's in My City (Country) R.I.P.


Unknown Mami


MUDSLIDE IN MY COUNTRY

Please take a Moment to Pray
For the Ugandans Lost & Not Found
(My family is okay, 
they are in and near Kampala, 
this is more toward the Kenya border in Bududa)

 
 

The Last two Pictures are of 
Volunteers Digging for and Removing Bodies... 
as most of you know I am not an advocate for 
Over-Exposing the Tragedy of others 
(which is why I didn't show the bodies)...
But one, this is my Country, 
and two, it's barely made news 
and I want everyone to be aware 
of what happened.


 
Also reported this week by the BBC: 

Burials are being held in Uganda for people killed in a mudslide which swept away three villages near the eastern town of Bududa.
The BBC's Joshua Mmali at the scene on the slopes of Mount Elgon said in some cases entire families were being buried.
About 90 bodies have been recovered; more than 260 people are still missing.
The UN says it is supplying tents and plastic sheeting for up to 5,000 people left homeless by the mudslide.
In one village, eyewitnesses said schoolchildren took shelter in a health centre later engulfed by the mud. 

(Please Specify Ugandan Mudslide
Bududa Village)



29 comments:

Brian Miller said...

wow. great pics...intense...heartbreaking...praying...

mimbles said...

It made the news here in Sydney, Australia. So awful.

4 Lettre Words said...

Wow...I am praying now.

Tracey... said...

Send me an email if you want we to add your family to our prayer list! God Bless

BLOGitse said...

so sad...

BLOGitsePHOTOS

faerwillow said...

~such devastating news...my heart aches to see such... happy your family is safe...events like this just reiterate how thankful we need to be in our day to day lives...many prayers and blessings...brightest blessings~

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness. This is so sad. And you are right. It barely made the news. This breaks my heart.

Sonya said...

Oh my..it did not make the news here either. What a tragedy..I'm praying..

Rebecca said...

Wow. My heart goes out to the people there.

SupahMommy said...

I will pray for everyone. :( So tragic. All of these terrible events are so tragic.

((( hugs)))
so glad you're family is ok

xoxox
supah

Kat said...

This is why I cannot handle the news. They underreport the tragedies and focus on big cities and countries, leaving the little guys to fend for themselves. I am so sorry that happened in your country and glad you brought it to our attention!

ria said...

i will pray for everyone.
i am so glad you are ok.
http://affamilycabral.blogspot.com/

Frau said...

I had no idea...thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Mama Wheaton said...

Thanks for passing on the information, I haven't heard of this at all.

Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

Very touching photo's. I'm so sorry your country has experienced this. My prayers are with you.

Just Breathe said...

That is so sad. I had no idea. I will keep them in my prayers.

Kat said...

I tagged you in my post today. Come and see!

http://2010-year-of-miracles.blogspot.com

Kerri said...

How awful. I am glad your family is safe. I can't imagine the sadness that is being felt.
Thank you for sharing so we can send prayers and thoughts of hope.

Oka said...

This is one I had not heard, why am I not surprised. Another horrible event. I will be praying for everyone involved.

Mrs4444 said...

That is really terrible. I'm so sorry for those folks. Thank you for bringing this to light.

Joanna Jenkins said...

How heart-breaking and so sad that this did not get the proper news coverage it should have.

My prayers are with your family and your country.

jj

Stacie said...

I am glad to hear your family is ok. I haven't watched the news all day or for the last few days. My thoughts and prayers go out to all over in Uganda.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Many prayers and thoughts go to them all!

Shelle said...

devastating...no words can ever express...i pray the hearts will mend over this tragedy!

UPS Product Selector said...

Very touching photo's.I will pray for everyone..

gina said...

Sending prayers now.

Unknown Mami said...

Thank you for this. I am embarrassed to say I was completely unaware. I'm off to find out more information.

J Bar said...

Amazing photos.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Lluvia said...

I'm sorry to read about this. Good thoughts and prayers for them from me.

 

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