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Burundi - Floods

- ECHO Daily flash of 12/02/2020

  • Flooding as a result of heavy rain has been affecting north-west Burundi since 28 January, causing fatalities and damage.
  • According to UN OCHA's report of 11 Febuary, 3 people died in Bubanza Province, 19 were injured and more than 1,500 people displaced. In Bujumbura Mairie Province, 1,390 people were displaced and more than 700 houses damaged or destroyed.
  • The overflow of Rusizi River in Bujumbura Rural Province caused floods across several districts of Gatumba village, damaging 3,072 houses and affecting 9,743 people.
  • Humanitarian organisations are providing food and medical assistance to the affected population, while flooded areas need to be continuously disinfected to prevent health risks.
  • Moderate rain is forecast over west Burundi on 12-13 February.

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