• Crisis Severity ?
    2.1
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    2.2
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    1.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    4.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    3.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 600,000 People affected [?]

Overview

20/12/2019

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.?

 

Latest Developments

20/12/2019

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