• Crisis Severity ?
     
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    2.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
     
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    3.2
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    1.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 170,000 People affected [?]

Overview

20/12/2019

Following heavy rains and flooding since October, on 26 November the Government of the Republic of Congo declared a state of natural disaster and a humanitarian emergency in Likouala, Cuvette, and Plateaux departments and requested support of humanitarian organisations. According to the government, eight out of twelve departments have been affected by the heavy rains, including the capital Brazzaville. As of 10 December, OCHA estimates that 170,000 people are affected across Likouala, Cuvette and Plateaux departments alone.? About 30,000 people affected in these departments are refugees from Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo. Rain and floods have destroyed houses, infrastructure, and farmland, particularly in Likouala. No detailed information is available regarding humanitarian needs but initial reports indicate needs for shelter, food assistance, clean water and WASH. Damage to crops, livestock, and food stocks raises concerns about the impact of the flood on food security. Humanitarian access to affected areas continues to be a challenge as roads are still flooded, meaning that many communities are only accessible by boat. On 22 November, a first response delivering food and NFIs per boat from Brazzaville to Likouala was launched and a second shipment is being prepared.? Humanitarian partners are planning to launch a request for allocation from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in order to scale up the response.?

 

Latest Developments

20/12/2019

No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.

Information Gaps

20/12/2019

There is a lack of data on the humanitarian impact of the flooding beyond the three most affected departments, as well as displacement figures and detailed information on humanitarian needs across the Republic of Congo in general.