Articles tagged "democratic republic of congo"

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Deadly floods sweep through Kinshasa and Brazzaville in Congo and DR Congo

Severe flash flooding hit the neighboring cities of Kinshasa in DR Congo and Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo after heavy rains on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. At least four people died, while several houses and infrastructure were damaged. Heavy downpours triggered...

March 17, 2021

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At least 18 dead after heavy rains cause severe flooding in DRC

Heavy rainfall in the Democratic Republic of Congo during early December has caused deadly flooding in Mbanza-Ngungu, leaving at least 18 fatalities. On December 1, at least 13 deaths were reported after overnight heavy rains triggered floods. A day after, December...

December 09, 2020

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Lake Albert overflows, damaging or destroying hundreds of homes, Democratic Republic of Congo

Heavy rain accompanied by strong winds caused the Lake Albert to overflow in Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, on May 2, 2020, damaging or destroying hundreds of homes. Flooding affected the Djugu territory and the surrounding areas. Media reported...

May 05, 2020

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Severe flooding hits DR Congo, at least 36 fatalities and 18 500 homes damaged or destroyed

Heavy rains from April 16 to 17, 2020, triggered severe flooding in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, resulting in significant damage and destruction. As of April 20, at least 36 fatalities were reported, 42 people were injured, and more than 77 000 have...

April 20, 2020

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Heavy rain and floods claim 41 lives, Democratic Republic of Congo

At least 41 people have died after heavy rains pounded the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The severe weather sparked floods and mudslides that spread through three districts. "The loss, in terms of property...

November 27, 2019

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Ebola outbreak declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on July 17, 2019. The declaration...

July 18, 2019

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Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

Health authorities are reporting an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is the first Ebola outbreak since the end of the West Africa outbreak in 2016, and the first in the country since November 2014. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

May 16, 2017