Central African Republic: Floods - May 2015

Disaster description

On 24 Apr 2015, continuous storms resulted in extensive flooding, destruction of houses and loss of household belongings in several districts of Berbérati in south-western Central African Republic. According to a rapid assessment carried out by the local committee of the Red Cross, 210 households (1,109 people) were affected and 199 houses were destroyed. As of 5 May, the displaced population was being hosted by other households within Berbérati; some were living in the open air. In addition, water and sanitation infrastructures had been submerged and contaminated, increasing the risk of spread of waterborne diseases. The situation was expected to worsen, as the CAR meteorological department had forecast that the rains will continue. (IFRC, 14 May 2015)

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