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Uganda: Floods and Landslides - Sep 2021

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On 17 September, Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) through its assessments, reported flooding events affecting the districts of Kapchorwa, Sironko, Mbale, Bukedea, Zombo, Kapelebyong and Katakwi. The floods, landslides and hailstorm episodes affected 07 districts and have left one (1) registered death from Kapchorwa district (male adult), kapsinde sub-county due to landslides, 72 people injured, 597 individuals homeless, 5 individuals hospitalised, 51 individuals evacuated, 308 families displaced, 416 houses completely destroyed, 829 houses partially damaged, 3 health facilities affected due to the floods, 61 water facilities affected and 6 schools have been affected in Bukedea, Kapelebyong, Katakwi and Oyam districts. There is an urgent need to provide household kits and shelter items to the affected communities to support with immediate household needs. Water facilities have been destroyed which has possessed a risk of water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid. Prior to above mentioned events and since the beginning of September 2021, many parts of Uganda have been receiving torrential rains which have affected many districts country wide. To date, the prolonged rain events have persisted, and 17 districts have been affected including Kasese, Oyam, Koboko, Yumbe, Katakwi, Bukedea, Kapchorwa, Sironko, Arua, Mbale, Kakumuro, Kibaale, Ibanda, Apac, Kabaale, Zombo and Kapelebyong. (IFRC, 13 Oct 2021)

Heavy rains registered during September and early October 2021 have caused several floods, landslides and hailstorms, significantly affecting more than 40,000 individuals living in 17 Districts located in Eastern, Central, Western and West Nile regions. At least 3,620 people have been displaced and are hosted in government schools and community halls near the affected areas awaiting water levels to recede. On 14 October, a landslide reported in Bududa District (Eastern Uganda), affecting 214 individuals (33 households). (ECHO, 18 Oct 2021)