Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)0 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.2.00 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.0 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.2.10 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian access constraints.No constraintsExtreme constraints
Since early May 2020, widespread flooding and landslides have affected 28 districts in Uganda. The western and southern regions of the country have been particularly impacted.?
At least 11 people have died and initial estimates suggest that 100,000 people have been displaced, especially in Kasese district where the Nyamwamba, Mubuku, Nyamughasana, and Lhubiriha rivers have burst their banks. Public buildings, including schools and churches, have been washed away. At least one hospital in Kilembe has been forced to close after being flooded. Several wards at the hospital, as well as medical equipment and medications have been destroyed or washed away.?
Preventing the spread of disease in flood affected communities is a priority. A lack of community sheltershas left thousands living in tents in open areas surrounded by stagnant water. Damaged WASH facilities and water contamination have increased the risk of mosquito- and water-borne illnesses.?
Landslides have blocked or damaged several major roadways and bridges, posing significant constraints on accessing affected communities.?
There are no recent developments or updates. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.
WASH: Flooding has resulted in latrines overflowing. Reports suggest displaced people are practising open defecation and drinking contaminated water from streams.?
Shelter: An estimated 100,000 people have been displaced and more than 24,000 homes completely destroyed. Many people are living in tents or in public buildings converted to shelters. There is a significant shortage of shelter supplies.?
Food and NFIs: Supplies of food were already limited by import and transport restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Food stocks have been washed away and prices of available foods and non-food items have increased since the flooding began.?
Information Gaps and Needs
There is no crisis severity score for flooding in Uganda due to information gaps regarding humanitarian needs and the number of people affected by the flooding. Access constraints, including damaged and flooded roads and disruptions in communications and electricity have delayed response and needs assessments in the affected areas.