At least 15 children of Rwandan immigrants at Sango bay camp in Rakai district have succumbed to malaria and typhoid since September this year due to lack of medicine.
There are 4265 immigrants with over 500 children at Sango bay camp who were resettled there by government in August this year following their expulsion from Tanzania.
Francis Gakumba, one of the leaders in the camp said that many children are succumbing to various illnesses area result of consuming contaminated water from Lukoma valley dam because they have no better option.
He added that they have not received any medical and food supplies from the Office of the Prime Minister since September.
The only maize floor and beans they received from the Prime Minister’s Office got finished leaving many of the immigrants to starve.
Molly Katete, a mother of five is worried about the safety of her children because of lack of food and medication.
Recently, David Kaboyo, the Rakai RDC proposed that the district sends some medical supplies from Rakai Hospital and Kakuuto Health Centre IV to Sango Bay camp to save the lives of the immigrants. However, Rakai district rejected the proposal.