Historic Flood Events Uganda

Covering Abim, Amuria, Soroti, Katakwi and Kotido Districts


Historic Flood Events Uganda by text mining local newspapers

In Northeastern Uganda, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre together with the Ugandan and German Red Cross piloted a new approach called Forecast Based Financing (FBF). FBF is an innovation that identifies forecast-based thresholds on various timescales that trigger disbursement of funds and implementation of short-term actions – in the critical window of time after a forecast but before a disaster. The project was funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Supporting FBF, FloodTags extracted historic flood events in five Districts in Uganda from newspaper repositories. On this website you will find the downloads of the flood events in selected districts. Read more about the project in this blog. 


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Red Cross Climate Centre and FloodTags are continuing their work on historic flood mapping on the basis of news repositories. If you would like to participate or otherwise be connected to the results, please contact us!

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