Rwanda: Floods Emergency Plan of Action preliminary final report , Operation n° MDRRW011


A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

From 3 April 2015, heavy rains with strong winds and localized flooding hit Nyamasheke and Rubavu districts in the Western Province, causing floods that affected an estimated 3,588 persons. The flooding caused 2 deaths, 6 severe injuries, with 206 hectares of crops destroyed, submerged latrines, and severe damage to homes including the destruction of roofs for the affected population; many of the affected families were displaced under precarious conditions. On 21 April 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) released CHF 58,081 from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Rwanda Red Cross Society RRCS respond to the needs of 2,000 people (400 households) affected by the flooding through interventions in the areas of shelter and settlements, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, for a period of two months (20 April - 20 June 2015).

The operation has been duly completed and this preliminary report is issued in advance of the final report, which is pending the reimbursement of costs related to items that were procured without the agreement of the DREF appeal manager, or have not been distributed; and have since been pre-positioned, which is not eligible under the DREF guidelines. The final report will therefore be made available in the coming month as soon as these financial matters have been clarified.

The Belgian Red Cross and Government have contributed to a partial replenishment of the DREF allocated to this operation. The major donors and partners of the DREF include the Red Cross Societies and governments of Australia,
Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain,
Sweden and the USA, as w ell as DG ECHO, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) the Medtronic and Zurich and other corporate and private donors. The IFRC, on behalf of the Rwanda Red Cross Society would like to extend its thanks to all partners for their generous contributions.