Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)2.00 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.1.20 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.2.20 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.2.40 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian access constraints.No constraintsExtreme constraints
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.?
No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.
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