DR Congo: Floods - Oct 2019Ongoing
Several regions of [DRC] have been affected by flooding, following intense rain since mid October. The worst hit areas are Zongo and Libenge towns (Sud-Ubangi Province, north-western DRC), where the river Ubangui breached its banks and flood waters have yet to recede.One person died in Zongo and 36,800 people are homeless. In Sud-Ubangi province, media report 14,200 houses damaged, 12 schools, 21 bridges, 48 public buildings and wide areas of crops. (ECHO, 11 Nov 2019)
Floods since October have affected more than 10,000 people in Dungu locality in Haut Uele province in north-east DRC. The flood-affected people are being hosted by other families. Around 600 under 5 children are among those affected by floods, according to the local Red Cross. The floods have destroyed hundreds of farms, raising fears of food shortages. (OCHA, 12 Nov 2019)
Since the end of October, heavy rains caused flooding in Isangi territory, eastern Ituri province, affecting 45 villages and forcing 18,000 people to flee inundated areas. No humanitarian response has been provided yet and those affected are in dire need of shelter, household items, water and healthcare. (OCHA, 19 Nov 2019)
Heavy rainfall affected several parts of the country (particularly the capital Kinshasa) on 25-26 November causing floods and triggering landslides, displacing 400,000 people. According to media reports, as of 28 November, at least 41 people died in Kinshasa City area, most of them because of a landslide. In addition, more than 300 houses have been flooded in Lemba Municipality (Kinshasa District) and the bridge linking the Municipalities of Lemba and Ngaba collapsed. Rescue and emergency teams have been deployed to help the affected people. (ECHO, 28 Nov 2019)
Most read reports
- FEWS NET: Southern Africa Food Security Alert, December 13, 2019. 13 Dec 2019
- OCHA: Inondations en République Démocratique du Congo: Rapport de situation (12 décembre 2019). 13 Dec 2019
- OCHA: République démocratique du Congo Rapport de situation, 13 décembre 2019. 13 Dec 2019
- IFRC: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Floods - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF n° MDRCD029 / PCD054. 12 Dec 2019
- FEWS NET: Global Weather Hazards Summary: December 6 - 12, 2019. 5 Dec 2019
2018/19 severe drought and current below-average forecast to drive significant assistance needs in 2020
FAITS SAILLANTS (13 déc. 2019)
Au moins 600 000 personnes sont estimées être affectées par des inondations dans 12 provinces, causées par des pluies diluviennes survenues en octobre
Des besoins importants sont rapportés, en particulier dans les secteurs de l’eau, hygiène assainissement, abris/ articles ménagers essentiels, sécurité alimentaire et santé
• Au moins 600 000 personnes sont estimées être affectées par des inondations dans 12 des 26 provinces de la République Démocratique du Congo, causées par des pluies diluviennes survenues en octobre.
• Des besoins multisectoriels importants sont rapportés, en particulier dans les secteurs de l’eau hygiène assainissement, abris/ articles ménagers essentiels, sécurité alimentaire et santé.
Tropical Cyclone Belna causes flooding in Madagascar, while heavy rain and flooding persist in East Africa
Continued above-average rainfall has triggered flooding across eastern Africa. Heavy rain is forecast to continue next week maintaining high flood risk.
Locust swarms continue to affect parts of Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, and Yemen. The chance of a lotus outbreak has increased in north and eastern areas.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Zongo, le 10 décembre 2019 (caritasdev.cd) : Selon l’évaluation multisectorielle réalisée du 22 au 23 novembre 2019 dans la Ville de Zongo, « au total, à ce jour, 6.855 ménages des 7 Aires de Santé sur les 11 que compte la Zone de Santé de Zongo sont affectés » par les inondations. Les victimes, enregistrées dans les deux Communes de Nzulu et Wango, représentent 27.418 personnes, sur une population estimée 138.000 habitants. Sept de huit quartiers de Zongo ont été touchés.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 63 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:
Measles in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lassa fever in Liberia Humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso.
Flooding persists in parts of Uganda and Kenya, while South Africa remains dry
- Hauts Plateaux de Fizi : L’assistance humanitaire s’adapte aux difficultés d’accès physique
- Inondations à Shabunda et Mwenga : plus 9 000 sans-abris et d’importants dégâts matériels
- Campagne de vaccination contre la rougeole à Fizi et Uvira : 98% de couverture vaccinale
APERÇU DE LA SITUATION
- Heavy rain has flooded 10 provinces in the DRC, with more wet conditions forecast over the coming days.
- Nord and Sud Ubangui are among the most affected provinces and are also host to more than 130,000 Central African refugees.
- 260,000 people are affected in these two provinces, with an estimated 35,000 houses and 100 schools or health centres damaged or destroyed and 700 water points flooded.
- Affected people are being hosted by family or friends, in public buildings or in makeshifts shelters.
Total people in need 4.98 million
Total children (<18) in need 2.39 million
Total people to be reached 1.02 million
Total children to be reached 739,200
2020 programme targets
110,597 children aged 6 to 59 months affected by SAM admitted for treatment
252,186 children vaccinated against measles
255,614 children accessing primary health care through UNICEF-supported outreach
Renewed violence in North and South Kivu prompts new displacement and hinders humanitarian assistance efforts
An estimated 15.9 million people face acute food insecurity through December
Ongoing measles outbreak results in approximately 250,000 suspected cases and 5,110 related deaths as of November
Flooding continues in parts of East and West Africa while Southern Africa and Lesotho remain dry
Africa Weather Hazards
Elevated river levels in the Congo River Basin have caused flooding along the Congo and DRC border.
Several weeks of heavy rainfall have raised river levels in central and western Uganda, triggering floods.
Above-average rainfall over the past couple of months has raised water levels in the Nile River and its tributaries, causing floods in Sudan and South Sudan.
Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA Bunia en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il est publié par OCHA et couvre la période du 20 au 27 novembre 2019.
- Plus de 160 470 personnes affectées par les inondations dans le Bas-Uélé, le Haut-Uélé et la Tshopo.
APERÇU DE LA SITUATION
Depuis le mois d’octobre 2019, des pluies diluviennes ont provoquée des inondations majeures dans dix provinces de la République Démocratique du Congo: le Nord-Ubangi, le Sud-Ubangi, la Mongala, le Bas-Uele, le Haut-Uele, le Maniema , la Tshopo, le Kasaï, l’Equateur et Kinshasa. Le Nord-Ubangi et le Sud-Ubangi sont parmi les provinces les plus affectées.
More than 700,000 flood-affected people receive assistance in worst hit areas
Measles outbreak confirmed in Ikotos County, Eastern Equatoria
South Sudan: Three humanitarian workers killed
Amid rising concerns about mental health, increased suicide cases in Malakal Protection of Civilians site
South Sudan Humanitarian Fund allocates US$36 million to respond to life-saving needs
- Heavy rainfall affected several parts of the country (particularly the capital Kinshasa) on 25-26 November causing floods and triggering landslides, displacing 400,000 people.
- According to media reports, as of 28 November, at least 41 people died in Kinshasa City area, most of them because of a landslide. In addition, more than 300 houses have been flooded in Lemba Municipality (Kinshasa District) and the bridge linking the Municipalities of Lemba and Ngaba collapsed.
Kinshasa, At least 39 people died in flooding on Tuesday in Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo, following torrential rains overnight that caused landslides near the University of Kinshasa, authorities said.
At one site on University Avenue, in a southern suburb, at least three houses and a road collapsed into a ravine. Chunks of concrete and metal roofing could be seen sticking out of the freshly turned orange earth, a Reuters witness said.
The vice governor of Kinshasa province, Néron Mbungu, said rescue workers were continuing to hunt for bodies.
Torrential rain around the Ubangi and the Congo Rivers, in the North of the country have caused major floods. According to local authorities, these are the most significant floods in the last 25 years and the situation is expected to deteriorate, as the rainy season extends into December.