IGAD Regional Flood Risk Management Strategy (2020 - 2030)

Jan. 10, 2023

Climate change is projected to increase the frequency and intensity of extreme hydro-meteorological events, thereby increasing the levels of disaster risk of the IGAD Member States’ economies and their most vulnerable populations.

On a regional scale, flood hazards are the second most prevalent of the natural hazards next to the drought hazards. While riverine floods are dominant, flash floods are very common in many parts of the region. In general, floods pose a great threat to populations residing within the river floodplain areas, causing human displacements, loss of life and property; including the damage or destruction of crops and croplands, as well as the loss of production inputs and other assets such as livestock.