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24 Jan 2020 description
report World Vision

Key messages

  • Rwanda hosts 149,546 refugees as of 31 October 2019. 51% of the refugees are from Burundi while 49% are from the DRC. Although they are gradually being integrated to the national social and economic systems, camp-based refugees remain heavily dependent on humanitarian assistance.

09 Jan 2020 description

Heavy rainfall causes flooding in parts of Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, and Madagascar

  1. Continued rainfall over southern Kenya and surrounds may maintain flooding .

  2. Desert Locust swarms are increasing and moving into Djibouti, Sudan, and Eritrea, toward Somalia, and northern Kenya. Heavy rain in Somalia could provide breeding conditions over the next several months.

  3. South Africa has observed a poor and below-average rainfall performance over the past 3 months and could remain dry through the end of January.

04 Jan 2020 description

Heavy rainfall triggers flooding in Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania while parts of Southern Africa remain dry

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Parts of Lake Victoria, Rwanda, Burundi and the southern Kenya will remain under flash flood risk into next week.

  2. Desert Locust breeding is expected to extend from Afar region of Ethiopia northward into Djibouti and Eritrea, and northern parts of Kenya.

29 Dec 2019 description

Heavy rainfall expected to result in above-average harvests despite localized crop damage


29 Dec 2019 description
report EastAfrican


At least 12 people have died and others displaced following a downpour on Christmas night in Rwanda, the government has confirmed.

Olivier Kayumba, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Emergency Management (Minema) on Thursday told journalists that the torrential rain had destroyed 113 houses and 49 hectares of crops across the country.

The downpour also caused traffic chaos in the capital Kigali as roads were submerged in floodwaters.

20 Dec 2019 description
  • Heavy rain has been affecting the country the last three weeks leading to widespread evacuations and damage.
  • According to media, at least 6,000 people have been evacuated (2,500 in the capital Kigali) and several infrastructures have been damaged.
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate rain is forecast over central, west and south-west parts of the country.
12 Dec 2019 description

Tropical Cyclone Belna causes flooding in Madagascar, while heavy rain and flooding persist in East Africa

  1. Continued above-average rainfall has triggered flooding across eastern Africa. Heavy rain is forecast to continue next week maintaining high flood risk.

  2. 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.