Disaster preparedness and response remain a challenge for the Government of Uganda. Sprawling chunks of the population across the country continue to suffer the debilitating effects of calamities despite numerous interventions to increase the level of awareness
and equip emergency response teams.
The Government has kitted the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness and Refugees with technical staff and resources to minimize disastrous incidents and respond to them appropriately immediately they happen.
Programs have also been set up to support and aid the recovery of populations affected by disasters from time to time.
However, catastrophes are manifesting themselves differently in recent times. They are shifting from predictable to unpredictable patterns, and this has presented a fresh challenge to the established prevention and mitigation system.Download the policy brief