Heavy rain has affected western, eastern and northern regions causing floods and landslides. 36 people died, 22 in Bundibugyo District. Up to 6,000 people are displaced in Bududa District alone.
The refugees’ transit centre in Bundibugyo District will host up to 700 internally displaced Ugandan nationals.
Facilities are already overstretched and a new refugee influx from the DRC, linked to recent clashes in Ituri, may further exacerbate the situation.
The local community are searching for missing people in Bundibugyo. The National Emergency Coordination Operations Centre and the Uganda Red Cross are providing immediate assistance. The Ugandan National Roads Authority is repairing damaged roads.