Rwanda: Floods Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRRW011


A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 3 April 2015, the Nyamasheke and Rubavu district located in the Western Province of Rwanda experienced heavy rainfall, which resulted in flooding and landslides. According to preliminary assessments (Rwanda Red Cross Society), it is estimated that 3, 425 people (685 households) have been affected; and are being accommodated in nearby communities, after their homes were damaged. It has been reported that 206 hectares of crops have been inundated, and household items washed away. In addition, water supply and sanitation infrastructures have been flooded, which has increased the risk of water and airborne diseases.