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18 Jul 2019 description

Heavy rainfall triggers flooding in Sudan, as dryness persists in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and Cameroon

  1. A delayed rainy season in Senegal, Mali, Gambia, and Guinea Bissau has resulted in abnormal dryness. Despite increased rainfall last week, deficits are forecast to persist.

  2. Below-average rainfall since April has resulted in early season deficits and abnormal dryness in central Nigeria.

14 Jul 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 71 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (environmental sample) in Ghana

  • Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic.

11 Jul 2019 description

Dry conditions persist in West Africa, while heavy rainfall triggers flooding in South Sudan and Uganda

  1. A delayed rainy season over Senegal, Mali, Gambia, and Guinea Bissau resulted in abnormal dryness. Despite increased rainfall last week, deficits are forecast to persist.

  2. Below-average rainfall since April has led to early-season deficits and abnormal dryness in central Nigeria.

  3. Heavy rainfall triggered flooding in western Sudan. Continued rainfall forecast next week maintains the risk for flooding.

10 Jul 2019 description
report New Vision

By Olandason Wanyama

The herders have been grazing in Koculut grazing zone, an area now faced with severe floods

KARAMOJA - Relentless flooding in the North-East of Napak district triggered by heavy rains have dislodged unspecified numbers of Jie, Bokora and Matheniko herders.

The herders have been grazing in Koculut grazing zone, an area now faced with severe floods.

Unrelenting rains and stable rains also rendered Moroto – Nyakwae road impassable, after the floods submerged almost a 400-meter section of the road.

07 Jul 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 74 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

05 Jul 2019 description

Flooding continues across Uganda while dry conditions remain in parts of West Africa

  1. A delayed rainy season over Senegal, Mali, Gambia, and Guinea Bissau resulted in abnormal dryness. Despite increased rainfall last week, deficits are forecast to persist.

  2. Below-average rainfall since April has led to early-season deficits and abnormal dryness in central Nigeria.

  3. Heavy rainfall triggered flooding in western Sudan. Continued rainfall forecast next week maintains the risk for flooding.

30 Jun 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 76 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

28 Jun 2019 description

By Agnes Ndaaba

The rainy season in Uganda brings mixed feelings and reactions. To some, it is welcome while to others, it spells doom and awakens very bad memories. In April, Buyende District was at the receiving end of Mother Nature following heavy rain and the resultant floods led to many people losing their lives and several properties destroyed.

But perhaps the most affected area by heavy rain is Bududa District in eastern Uganda. In 2010, it was reported that about 100 people lost their lives following a mudslide resulting from heavy rain.

27 Jun 2019 description

Dry conditions persist in West Africa, while heavy rainfall continues in Uganda and Kenya

  1. A delayed onset to the March-May rainfall season coupled with high temperatures has caused dryness across many areas of the Gambia.

  2. Below-average rainfall since April has led to early-season deficits and abnormal dryness in central Nigeria.

  3. Heavy rainfall during the past weeks has caused flooding in eastern Uganda and northwestern Kenya. Heavy rainfall forecast next week is likely to maintain high flood risk.

27 Jun 2019 description

Key Messages

The March-May 2019 long rains season concluded with widespread cumulative rainfall deficits in Kenya, but totals improved to near average in most of Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. Performance of the April-June Gu rains significantly improved by end of May but remained widely below average.

Over the past 30 days, seasonal rainfall was above average in parts of southern Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and western Kenya. Severe flooding and landslides were reported in eastern Uganda and Turkana, Kenya.

26 Jun 2019 description
report Monitor-Uganda

As rain continues to pound some parts of the country, Bududa District authorities have ordered landslide victims to return to their homes following cholera outbreak in Buwali Sub-county. The landslide victims had temporarily been relocated to camps at Buwali Catholic Church and Bubiita Sub-county headquarters in Buwali and Bubiita sub-counties. However, their lives could still be at risk since the government has severally warned of looming landslides in the district.

24 Jun 2019 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

This DREF operation aims at responding to landslides and floods, caused by heavy rainfall since the first week of June 20191 in the Mount Elgon area of Uganda. Specifically, this DREF will respond to:

15 Jun 2019 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By Gabriel Buule

Bududa.

Several victims of the recent Bududa landslides are stranded and some chose to seek refuge at churches and public schools. The victims who include parents and their children currently reside at Buwali Catholic Church in Lutseshe County where they are waiting for government to relocate them. Lutseshe County MP Godfrey Watenga Nabutanyi said Thursday that he was surprised that no minister or any other senior government official had visited the affected people or updated them on their planned relocation.

13 Jun 2019 description
report New Vision

By Reagan Ssempijja

Each package contained two jerry cans, three blankets, six cups, source pans and three mosquito nets.

Following another tragic incidence of landsides in Bududa district that left six people dead and over 100 households washed away, the hopeless survivors of the landslides were treated to a surprise rescue from MTN Uganda on Wednesday.

10 Jun 2019 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By FRED WAMBEDE

BUTALEJA- The government has agreed to solicit funds for the resettlement of landslide victims living in Mt Elgon Sub-region. The State minister for Disaster Preparedness, Mr Musa Ecweru, said landslide victims would be resettled to safer areas of their choice in order to avert more disaster-related deaths.

07 Jun 2019 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By FRED WAMBEDE & LEONARD MUKOOLI

Bududa. Mr Peter Mataki’s house sits on a steep slope and on either side is a garden of banana plantation inter-cropped with beans. Mr Mataki, a resident of Suume village in Bukalasi Subcounty in Bududa District, has lived here for decades despite several warnings that his home is sitting on a “time bomb”.

“This is where my grandparents lived and no one among them died because of landslides. This area is safe but people keep telling me to leave,” Mr Mataki, says.

06 Jun 2019 description

Heavy rain in Bududa District in eastern Uganda triggered three landslides on 4 June on Mount Elgon, resulting in fatalities and damage.

According to the Ugandan Red Cross, around 150 houses could be destroyed, five people are feared dead and around 50 missing. At least six people were killed and 25 injured by lightning in Bushenyi (5) and Rukiga (1) districts of Western Uganda on 5 June.

05 Jun 2019 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By LEONARD MUKOOLI & FRED WAMBEDE

BUDUDA- Three people have died and dozens are missing after fresh landslides caused by heavy rain, hit several villages in Buwali and Bukalasi sub-countries in Bududa District.

The landslides occurred at about 11:30 pm on Tuesday after four hours of rain that started pounding the area at about 7 pm.

The most affected villages are Shisakali parish in Buwali Sub-county, where an 8-year-old girl was buried by mud.

The girl was a pupil of Bundesi Primary School.