Out of despair, frustration and loyalty to their ancestral land, some villagers have begun to move back to landslide-prone areas along the slopes of Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda. But as the rainy season draws near, they seem almost oblivious to the unstable grounds.
By Joseph Wanzusi, Bududa
When a landslide struck Bududa district last June, it buried homes and killed villagers. Survivors were evacuated from the areas and the Ugandan government promised to resettle hundreds to safer locations. But eight months later, that hasn't happened. The people have grown tired of living in tent compounds. As these photos taken on 12 March may suggest, they long to be back home.