Uganda, May 11 -- On May 9, disaster struck Kasese District when a morning downpour resulted in landslides that left destruction in their wake, claiming scores of lives.

The debacle claimed 10 lives, bringing the total number of those killed in one week to 13. Most of the victims died after houses collapsed on them.

The separate incidents occurred across various sub-counties in the district that remains vulnerable to both landslides and flooding. In September 2022, sixteen people lost their lives at Kasika Trading Centre in a landslide.

In 2021, government released the first national risk and vulnerability atlas showing parts of the country that are prone to natural disasters.

The atlas identified seven types of disasters that strike ...