ACAPS Briefing Note: Uganda - Flooding and Landslides in Bududa District (18 October 2018)


12,000 people have been affected by flooding and landslides in Bukalasi and Buwali sub-counties in Bududa district since 11 October. The Bududa landslide disaster followed three days of consistent and heavy rainfall in the areas around Mount Elgon National Park in Bukalasi. 858 people have been displaced (The Tower Post 14/10/2018). 51 deaths have been reported (Howwe 14/10/2018).
Reported humanitarian needs are shelter, food, healthcare and NFIs (ActAlliance 15/10/2019).

Anticipated scope and scale

Ten more villages are at risk of landslides. Acres of crops in Bududa District are at risk of being swept away by mudslides (Daily Monitor 13/10/2018). The Uganda National Meteorological Authority forecasted that this rainy season (Oct-Nov) will last until December (Pulse 16/10/2018). Therefore, further landslides and flooding are likely (WWCI 17/10/2018).

Key Priorities

  • 858 displaced people
  • 500 people in need of shelter
  • Crops and livestock have been destroyed

Humanitarian Constraints

Multiple roads and four bridges have been destroyed in Bukalasi and Buwali sub counties.