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Impact of El Niño




One year of war in Sudan



Every week, we publish new highlights on recent humanitarian developments to enable crisis responders to prioritise based on the needs of affected populations.



Between January–April 2024, heavy rains, floods, and landslides affected over 52,000 individuals, killing 23 people and injuring 241. The rainy season (March-May) triggered landslides and mudslides in the Elgon and Rwenzori Mountain Ranges, accompanied by floods, heavy storms, and lightning. There has been significant infrastructural damage, with over 1,720 houses destroyed, 1,400 houses damaged, and 147 water facilities, 16 schools, and eight health facilities severely affected. The most urgent needs include food, shelter, and NFI assistance. In Nakasongola district, over 200 families from 21 villages in Lwampanga subcounty and Lwampanga Town Council are stranded after losing property to fresh Lake Kyoga floods, which have destroyed over 80% of road infrastructure. According to the Uganda Red Cross, in May, flooding affected nearly 39,190 people and displaced approximately 3,000 families across 14 districts. The Uganda National Meteorological Authority forecasts continued rainfall throughout May. (OCHA 21/05/2024, Monitor 20/05/2024, IFRC/Uganda Red Cross 12/05/2024)



The heavy rains and flooding in Ethiopia in April and early May have affected numerous regions. Up until 17 May, over 560,000 people have been impacted, with over 57,000 displaced. The affected regions include Afar, Amhara, Central Ethiopia, Oromia, Sidama, Somali, South Ethiopia, South West Ethiopia People’s, Tigray regions, and Dire Dawa City Administration. Livelihoods have been disrupted, with cropland and livestock lost, worsening food insecurity for pastoralist and agropastoralist communities. Humanitarian access has been limited because of damaged road infrastructure. Houses, including tents in displacement sites, have been damaged, forcing IDPs to share tents in congested conditions and posing health and protection challenges. Current rapid response capacities in the country are very limited because of conflict and climate-related shocks such as drought. The affected populations urgently require food, shelter, NFIs, protection, and WASH services. (ECHO 16/05/2024, OCHA 21/05/2024)



2023 recorded 58,469 people displaced and 100,402 people confined in Colombia, a 14% decrease and 43% increase, respectively, compared to 2022. Clashes between non-state armed groups and insecurity were the primary causes behind both. Departments such as Cauca, Chocó, and Valle del Cauca, in western Colombia were the regions most affected. Those currently displaced and confined require access to food, WASH services, shelter, and ways to return to their homes and daily lives. (UNHCR 20/05/2024, IDMC accessed 21/05/2024)

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