Rwanda: Heavy Rainstorms & Floods DREF operation n° MDRRW007

Situation Report
Originally published


CHF 149,954 has been allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 1,860 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.


On 25 April 2011, Gisagara District located in the Southern Province of Rwanda experienced heavy rainstorms with strong winds and localized flooding. On 5 May Rwamagana District located in the Eastern Province, Musanze located in Northern Province and Nyabihu District located in Western Province also experienced severe weather. It is estimated that approximately 3,588 people have been affected as result of severe weather in Rwanda, which has resulted in loss of lives, crop destruction, submerged latrines and sever damage to homes including the obliteration of roofs. The Rwanda Red Cross Society (RRCS) has conducted first responder activities, which included the distribution of non-food items (NFIs) and health and hygiene items. The RRCS has planned a number of other emergency interventions to assist the affected population and provide relief to vulnerable members of the community.

This operation is expected to be implemented over 2 months, and will therefore be completed by 30 July 2011; a Final Report will be made available three months after the end of the operation (by 30 October 2011).