• Crisis Severity ?
    2.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    1.2
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    2.2
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.4
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
     
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 5,423,000 Total population [?]
  • 154,000 People exposed [?]
  • 66,000 People affected [?]

Overview

25/11/2020

Heavy rainfall since late September has caused flooding in the Likouala department. Flooding concerns were raised in July, when rainfall was reported at twice the seasonal average. 87,000 people  across Likouala have been affected, as of 12 November.
Crops were harvested prematurely to save them from the flooding, raising concerns about food security for the affected population. Prices of essential goods are already higher than average as a result of COVID-19-related border closures, and are likely to further increase with the effects of the floods. Other needs are not yet known, but displacement of affected populations into the forest is likely to increase health risks because of a lack of adequate shelter and clean water.
Seasonal flooding is common, especially in the northern regions. Over 169,000 people were affected by floods in 2019; some of these people were still receiving assistance when this year’s flooding occurred.?

Latest Developments

06/11/2020

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

ACAPS' team is daily monitoring the impact of COVID-19. Find more information related to the outbreak here.