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16 Mar 2006 description

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31 Dec 2005 description

Contexte humanitaire général

Les déplacements des populations se sont intensifiés durant le mois de Décembre.

11 Dec 2005 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Earthquake:

At around 12H00 GMT on 5 December a strong earthquake was felt across Burundi. The epicentre was located 55km southeast of the Congolese town of Kalemie in the middle of Lake Tanganyika. The magnitude recorded at the epicentre was 6.8. This caused a structure to collapse in Makamba killing a child and badly injuring another one. Other than that no deaths or major damages were recorded.