Uganda – at Least 9 Killed in Western Region Flash Floods

At least 9 people have died and more are feared missing after heavy rain caused flash floods and mudslides in Kisoro District in the Western Region of Uganda.

After the floods in Kisoro, Uganda, January 2022. Photo: Uganda Red Cross

According to Uganda Red Cross, heavy rain on the slopes of Mount Muhavura on 24 January 2022 sent floods, mud, boulders and debris crashing through parts of Kisoro District, destroying homes, roads and infrastructure. The affected Sub-Counties include Nyarusiza, Muramba and Bunagana.

Local residents said a number of people were missing following the floods. Red Cross teams are working in the area and reported that 9 bodies have been found. More are feared missing and search and rescue operations are continuing.

Flood damage in Gasiza, Western Uganda, January 2022. Photo: Uganda Red Cross