DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2015

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Past disaster
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FL-2015-000164-COD

Disaster description

On 28 October, heavy rains struck the territory of Kalehe in South Kivu, particularly affecting the village of Bushushu. The floods left 3 people missing, more than 50 houses destroyed, and dozens others damaged. (OCHA, 10 Nov 2015)

In Kindu, district of Maniema, torrential rains caused floodings during the night of 6-7 November. While no casualties have been reported, material damage is considerable on houses, wells, and latrines. More than 3,600 people were made homeless, and many are staying in houses in danger of collapsing. (OCHA, 11 Nov 2015)

In Tshopo province, an estimated 180,000 people have been affected by floodings since 7 November. More than 17,000 houses have been completely destroyed and thousands more partially. Roads, schools, and sanitary facilities have been severely damaged in Kisangani and in the territories of Isangi and Banalia. (OCHA, 26 Nov 2015)

Since mid-November 2015, extensive rainfall in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led to flooding across the country. On 6 December, the heavy rains led to the overflow of the N'djili River causing flooding in the Debonhome, KingabuaNdanu, KingabuaPécheur and Salongo neighbourhoods of the capital Kinshasa, affecting 10,560 people (2,112 families) and resulting in 31 deaths and numerous injuries. The Processing Centre of the Water Distribution Authority serving Kinshasa along the river N'djili was damaged, reducing the available safe water supply.

As of 10 February 2016, the waters had receded in the Debonhomme and Salongo neighbourhoods, however the neighbourhoods of KingabuaPecheur and KingabuaNdanu are still flooded, obliging the population of these two neighbourhoods to use canoes as means of transportation. Other municipalities in Kinshasa have also been affected by the floods, following heavy rains, which have continued throughout January and February, including in Massina, Mont N’Gafula and Ngaliema. (IFRC, 2 Mar 2016)

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