TESO: AMURIA District; Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Profile

18 Nov 2014

Report Summary

This Amuria District Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Profile integrates scientific information provided by Government of Uganda agencies and hazard and vulnerability knowledge provided by communities on the district base map to contribute to a Ugandan atlas of disaster risk. It will support planning and decision-making processes to manage disaster risk in the District. The information contained in this District Hazard, Risk, and Vulnerability Profile will guide the adoption of disaster risk management (DRM) measures in the district and inform the development of the district’s contingency and development plans.

The report findings identified 13 hazards endemic in the district, in decreasing order of risk; floods, crop and animal epidemic, pest infestation, land conflict, human epidemic, mines and unexploded ordinances, environmental degradation, extended drought, food insecurity, vermin, cattle rustling, internally displaced persons and armed conflict, heavy storms and hail, and bush fires.

This is part of UNDP’s support to the Government of Uganda to strengthen its capacity in Disaster Risk Management and to be prepared to respond to any likely disasters that may occur, particularly those related to the climate.

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