At least 10 people have lost their lives and hundreds have been displaced after floods in southern parts of the Central Region in Uganda.
Uganda Red Cross reported the Rwizi River and Lake Kijanebalola overflowed on 20 December 2022. According to local government sources, several parishes in Rakai District have been severely affected. Homes have been completely destroyed, along with infrastructure including bridges which has left areas isolated. Damage to crops and livestock has severely impacted livelihoods.
At least 3 people died and several were missing after floods in Kagaaga Parish. Crops, livestock, homes and infrastructure including a bridge were damaged or destroyed. Over 130 people have been left homeless.
As of 26 December, a total of 10 fatalities were reported, with a further 6 people still feared missing. According to local government figures, at least 216 families were displaced as a result of the floods.
Lake Kijanebalola has claimed its paths and left several people homeless. Kanagisa residents have so far relocated and lots of properties lost. @OPMUganda should please act ASAP. @Gyaviirassemwa1 @musallan pic.twitter.com/smYLXA8upf
— Ambrose Musasizi (@AmbroseMusasizi) December 23, 2022
Heavy rain has caused flooding in Kanagisa town, Kagamba Sub-county, Rakai District after Lake Kijanebalola burst its banks.
Our Rakai branch team is on ground to conduct rapid assessment.
— Uganda Red Cross Society (@UgandaRedCross) December 23, 2022