DR Congo: Floods - Jan 2018Ongoing
Heavy rains began pouring in Kinshasa province during the night of 3 to 4 January 2018 and continued until 7 January. The water levels of the 5 Rivers2 that cross Kinshasa province rose abnormally and the waters flew out of the river beds, causing flooding, landslide and silting in nine (9) communes of Kinshasa, namely Galiema, Bandalungwa, Selembao, Masina, Limete, Kalamu, Bumbu, Kimbaseke and Ndjili. The disaster caused the destruction of 465 houses, left 17 people injured, and claimed 51 human lives. In total, 15 743 people (2,624 households) were affected by the disaster in many ways.(IFRC, 19 Jan 2018)
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Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
The DREF operation initially targeted 9 communes of Kinshasa affected by flooding and cholera, namely Galiema, Bandalungwa, Selembao, Masina, Limete, Kalamu, Bumbu, Kimbaseke and Ndjili.
Des pluies torrentielles détruisent des habitations et des salles de classe dans le Territoire d’Uvira
Plus de 28 000 personnes des Territoires de Fizi et d’Uvira sensibilisées sur les bonnes pratiques d’hygiène
Aperçu de la situation
By Mirabelle Enaka Kima and Osman Mohamed Osman, IFRC
Elysee Bapu melts into her faded brown sofa – her hands shake as tears fall from her tired eyes as she narrates the saddest story of her life.
It was a rainy January evening in Bandal neighbourhood and Bapu left her children, with her 16-year-old daughter in charge, to attend a church service.
That would be the last time she would see her five children who were among the 51 lives claimed by heavy floods in Bandal, a poor neighbourhood in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) capital, Kinshasa.
Au 31 décembre 2017, la République Démocratique du Congo a enregistré 55.000 cas et 1.190 décès de choléra soit une létalité de 2.1% (Norme < 1 %); par mis ces cas notifiés 13.662 étaient des enfant des moins de 5 ans soit (25% du total) dont 173 décès parmi les enfants de moins de 5 ans.
Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the flood relief activities of the Episcopal Diocese of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The security and humanitarian situation in Kinshasa province continues to deteriorate. On 21 January anti-Kabila demonstrations in the capital resulted in 6 deaths, 65 injured, and some 250 people were arrested.
Cholera cases continue to rise in the province following heavy rainfall since early January: 346 cases and 11 deaths were reported in the two first weeks of 2018.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Heavy rains began pouring in Kinshasa province during the night of 3 to 4 January 2018, and continued until 7 January. The water levels of the 5 Rivers2 that cross Kinshasa province rose abnormally and the waters flew out of the river beds, causing flooding, landslide and silting in nine (9) communes of Kinshasa, namely Galiema, Bandalungwa, Selembao, Masina, Limete, Kalamu, Bumbu, Kimbaseke and Ndjili.
Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of Kinshasa city (Democratic Republic of Congo) over the past few days causing rivers to overflow, casualties and damages.
According to local media, as of 8 January, at least 37 people have been killed in shanty towns in the Capital Kinshasa due to floods and mudslides.
Over the next 24 hours moderate to light rain may continue to affect the already affected areas of the country.