Burundi: Landslides and Floods - Mar 2015

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Past disaster
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LS-2015-000031-BDI

Disaster description

On 29 Mar 2015, heavy rains caused floods and landslides in Muhuta, a commune of Bujumbura Rural Province, in Western Burundi on the edge of Lake Tanganyika, destroying 349 houses, a health center and two schools. The displaced population found refuge in the houses of their relatives and neighbors, which put the limited resources of the hosting population under high pressure. The areas where they used to live, as well as the common areas, are entirely covered by stones and mud. The affected population belong to very poor villages from one of the most vulnerable area of the cholera belt. Two bridges were also destroyed together with 5 km of the national road number 5 between Bujumbura and Rumonge. Heavy rocks, weighing up to 2 tonnes each, are currently blocking the roads and therefore preventing all commercial activities for the affected population. (IFRC, 7 Apr 2015)

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