High Water Everywhere: Flood Protection in Shade Bara

Flood waters are among the most destructive of natural hazards; they can rise with incredible rapidity, and be a serious risk to life, as well as causing immense damage to property, crops, and livelihoods. Shade Bara’s situation makes it prone to flooding from October to April, when rain is most frequent. This is a big problem for the 700 families that live in the village and a thousand in neighbor villages.

To address the problem, UNDP’s Climate Change Adaptation Project, together with the Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock constructed a 1120-meter protection wall to protect 40 hectares of land and property from heavy flooding. Video by: UNDP / Sayed Omer Sadaat