Articles tagged "burundi floods"

burundi flood april 2021

Around 8 000 families affected, 2 000 displaced by flooding in Burundi

Flooding from the rising Lake Tanganyika in Burundi has affected around 8 000 families and displaced 2 000 as of Sunday, April 25, 2021. The water levels at the lake have been rising since February, with heavy rainfall since early April aggravating the situation. On...

April 27, 2021

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Floods and landslides kill 9, affect thousands in Rwanda and Burundi, East Africa

Intense rainfall from April 17 to 20, 2020, has resulted in fatal flooding and landslides in Rwanda and Burundi. Local media confirmed nine fatalities and around 27 000 people affected. In Rwanda, downpours triggered landslides in the district of Gicumbi in the...

April 21, 2020

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Flash floods claim at least 14 lives in Bujumbura, Burundi

At least 14 have died and 33 were left injured as of December 22, 2019, after torrential rain triggered flash flooding in the city of Bujumbura, Burundi. According to Burundi Red Cross, heavy rains and strong winds left properties damaged in Bujumbura and...

December 27, 2019

gatumba burundi flood may 2018

Two rivers overflow, leaving over 2 100 homes and 12 900 people affected in Gatumba, Burundi

Heavy rainfall that hit parts of Burundi on May 4, 2018 led to significant flooding in Gatumba, approximately 12 km (7 miles) from the city of Bujumbura. A joint assessment conducted on May 9 by Burundi Red Cross Society, the government of Burundi, OCHA, WFP,...

May 20, 2018

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A month's worth of rain in one night, deadly floods hit Burundi

Heavy rain has caused widespread damage in Burundi overnight Thursday, March 16, 2017, claiming lives of at least six people. Local media is reporting a month's worth of rain in just a couple of hours. "Torrential rains and strong winds struck several...

March 18, 2017