Uganda – Info Sheet: Multi-Hazard Response/DRR Platform (September 2021)

Contact
DTM Uganda, dtmuganda@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Uganda
Period Covered
Sep 01 2021
Sep 30 2021
Activity
  • Mobility Tracking

Summary

The month of September marked the beginning of SOND rainy season which was characterised by abnormal rains which triggered natural hazards in Uganda.

  • Floods (Amolator-23,085, Dokolo-17,145, Kwania-10,650), heavy storms/Hailstorms (Yumbe-9,650, Kibaale-7,110, Koboko-5,000, Oyam-1,335) and landslides/Mudslides (Sironko-1,215 & Kapchorwa-532) are the major disasters that were reported.
  • The big water bodies L. Victoria, L. Kyoga, L. Kwania and L. Albert have continued to over flow as water levels continue to rise.
  • A total of 92,548 individuals or 10,537 households were affected by disasters with Amolator district as the highly affected followed by Dokolo, Kwania and Yumbe.
  • 836 individuals from 239 households were identified as persons with specific needs.
  • A total of 632 were internally displaced persons from 175 households by disasters.
  • There is high priority need for water supply, sanitation, shelter, food assistance, NFIs, hygiene promotion, health among others.
  • As the precipitation levels continue to increase, more disasters are expected to occur in the October especially in areas around lakes and major rivers. Heavy storms/hailstorms are expected to occur and there is high probability of landslide/mudslides in the mountainous subregions.