Tanzania

ACAPS Briefing Note: Northwest Tanzania - Floods (19 March 2015)

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Heavy rain and flooding on 3 March has affected up to 5,000 people in three villages in Kahama district, in Shinyanga region in Northwest Tanzania. This includes 3,500 displaced. At least 47 people have been killed and 112 injured, most of them children. 634 houses have been partially or entirely damaged, leaving hundreds of people homeless. The storm caused damage to, and loss of, personal belongings and crops, in a region where more than 80% of the population lives in rural areas and on agricultural revenues.