DR Congo

Democratic Repubic of Congo - Flooding (DG ECHO, UN MONUSCO, NOAA-CPC, FloodList, media) (ECHO Daily Flash 20 April 2020)

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Flooding caused by heavy rain affected the east provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in particular South Kivu, on 16-17 April 2020. At least 36 people died, and 42 others were injured. According to the UN, more than 77,000 people have been displaced, and are in need for shelter. Initial estimations report approximately 3,500 destroyed houses, 15,000 damaged houses, 7 damaged or collapsed bridges. Several areas in the cities of Bukavu and Uvira have been flooded, after the overflow of Mulongwe river. Various humanitarian partner organisations are assisting with search and rescue operations. Heavy rain is forecast over east and south DRC for the coming days (20-22 April).