Uganda Red Cross on 14th November distributed 4950 preparedness items in flood-prone communities of Kapelebyong Sub County, and Amuria in a groundbreaking response, based on a scientific forecast of flooding in the region. The items have been procured with financial support from German Red Cross through a Disaster Preparedness Fund.
Previously, humanitarian organizations had to wait for reports of damages, losses, and suffering in order to be able to mobilize funding and materials to respond to a disaster. In this state-of-the-art project of “Forecast based Financing”, Uganda Red Cross mobilized the NFIs immediately, before reporting suffering. They triggered action based on a forecast of rising water levels this week in the Teso area, particularly in Amemia Parish.