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Zaire Floods Oct 1994 UN DHA Situation Report No. 1

DHA-GENEVA 94/0435

ZAIRE - FLOODS
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
23 OCTOBER 1994

1. ON NIGHT OF 21 OCTOBER, LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODS SWEPT THROUGH
EASTERN ZAIREAN BORDER TOWN OF BUKAVU (POPULATION: 250,000)
KILLING AT LEAST 39 AND DAMAGING HOUSES, WAREHOUSING AND
VEHICLES, ACCORDING TO ZAIREAN RED CROSS THROUGH INTERNATIONAL
FEDERATION OF REDCROSS AND RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES.

2. CAMPS OF RWANDAN REFUGEES (REPORTED POPULATION: 295,000)
SITUATED OFF SHORES OF LAKE KIVU NEAR BUKAVU WERE NOT HIT BY