Towards an IGAD Regional Flood Risk Profile (2021)

May 25, 2021

The present report outlines the preliminary findings of the IGAD regional flood risk profile. This work was undertaken in partnership between IGAD-ICPAC, UNDRR, WFP, with support from the Government of Sweden and scientific support from the CIMA Research Foundation. In Phase II of the project (2021-2022), consultations with Member States will take place with the aim to review and validate the findings.

This risk profile focuses on floods, which is a priority hazard for the IGAD Disaster operations Center. The regional risk assessment aims to present estimates of present and future flood impacts across different exposure categories. In the region, floods are the most prominent disaster events together with drought. Based on historical records, disasters caused by drought, floods and landslides are currently the main drivers of displacement in Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda. In 2019 alone, an estimated 1,753,000 people were displaced by disasters, mostly in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.