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11 Dec 2019 description
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Satellite-detected water extents, as of 10 December 2019 over Epéna District, Likouala Department, Republic of Congo

This map illustrates satellite-detected waters in Epéna District, Likouala Department in Republic of Congo, as observed from Sentinel-1 imagery acquired on 10 December 2019. Within the analysed area of about 30,500 km2, 7,200 people are potentially exposed by the flood water. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.

10 Dec 2019 description

Satellite-detected flood waters, as of 29 November 2019, over Loukoléla, Loukoléla District,
Cuvette Department, Republic of Congo

10 Dec 2019 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

• Depuis octobre 2019, de fortes pluies ont touché au moins 170 000 personnes dans les trois départements les plus touchés, dont 30 000 réfugiés centrafricains et congolais.

• Les inondations provoquées par le débordement de la rivière Oubangui et du fleuve Congo ont endommagé les infrastructures et entravent l’accès à la nourriture, à l’eau, à l’éducation et aux soins de santé.

• Les maisons, écoles et centres de santé dans les zones sinistrées sont inondés et accessible uniquement par bateau.

10 Dec 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Since October 2019, heavy rains have affected at least 170,000 people in the three most affected departments alone, including 30,000 Central African and Congolese refugees.

• Flooding caused by the overflow of the Oubangui and Congo rivers has damaged infrastructure and impeded access to food, water, education and health care.

• Homes, schools and health centres in affected areas are flooded and only accessible by boat.

• Priority needs are water, sanitation, shelter, food and essential non-food items.

09 Dec 2019 description

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.

02 Dec 2019 description

Flooding continues in parts of East and West Africa while Southern Africa and Lesotho remain dry

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Elevated river levels in the Congo River Basin have caused flooding along the Congo and DRC border.

  2. Several weeks of heavy rainfall have raised river levels in central and western Uganda, triggering floods.

  3. 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.

02 Dec 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 62 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

26 Nov 2019 description

The Republic of Congo has been hit by torrential rain, with more than 40,000 people affected, according to recent assessments. On 19 November, the Government issued a state of natural disaster and humanitarian emergency in the Cuvette, Likouala and Plateaux departments.

25 Nov 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 61 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including:

21 Nov 2019 description

Heavy rain prompts river flooding in parts of Africa, while South Africa and Lesotho remain dry

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Elevated river levels in the Congo River Basin have caused flooding along the border of Congo and DRC.

  2. Several weeks of heavy rainfall have raised river levels in central and western Uganda, triggering floods.

  3. 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.