Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)2.10 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.2.20 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.1.00 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.4.00 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian access constraints.3.0No constraintsExtreme constraints
- 600,000 People affected [?]
Since mid-October heavy rains have caused flooding across twelve out of the 26 provinces in DRC, including Nord-Ubangi, Sud-Ubangi, Haut-Uélé, Tshopo, and Mongala. As of 12 December, over 600,000 people (est.) have been affected; around 40% of them are in Nord Ubangi (146,000 people affected) and Sud Ubangi (108,000).? Detailed needs assessments are underway, with preliminary reports indicating WASH, shelter, NFI, food, and health needs.
The humanitarian response is coordinated by the government with support by humanitarian partners through the Cadre National de Concertation Humanitaire (CNCH) mechanism. There is a humanitarian response active or in preparation for only eight of the affected provinces as of 12 December and activities focus mainly on Nord and Sud Ubangi.? Data on other flood-affected regions remains to be verified. Around 73,000 people (est.) are affected in Tshopo province and 70,000 (est.) in Mongala province. As of 12 December, there has been no international humanitarian response launched in response to the flood crises in Haut-Uélé, where 14,000 people are estimated to have been affected by flooding.?
There are no detailed assessments on the impact on infrastructure and agriculture so far. Initial reports indicated that in the Libenge and Zongo territories of Sud-Ubangi alone, approximately 14,200 homes have been destroyed and additionally schools, bridges, and crops have been significantly damaged.?
No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.