Uganda - Floods (DG ECHO, UNMA, Uganda Red Cross Society, ReliefWeb, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 08 May 2020)

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  • Heavy rain are affecting several parts of the country since the last days, causing widespread floods and resulting in displacement and damage.
  • At least 500 families are displaced in Busia District (eastern Uganda) and in urgent need of shelter and food.
  • In south-western Uganda: People living in Kasese district close to the rivers of Nyamwamba, Mubuku, and Nyamugasan are affected by floodwaters and forced to evacuate. Bundibugyo and Ntoroko Districts are also affected. Several houses, roads and bridges have been flooded and power outages have been reported. About 800 people are displaced.
  • The Government deployed the Police and the Army to carry out rescue tasks. Provision of immediate food and NFI assistance remains a challenge due the access constraints. The Ugandan Red Cross Society is currently conducting a needs assessment in the three affected Districts.
  • For the next 24 hours, heavy rain is forecasted over western and south-eastern regions. The Uganda National Meteorological Authority forecasted torrential rains during the months of March-April-May (MAM) in various parts of the country.