Burundi – Homes Destroyed After Heavy Rain in North

The Red Cross in Burundi reports that torrential rain on 23 March, 2019 caused severe damage to homes and crops in the provinces of Ngozi and Karuzi.

Over 100 homes were damaged in the municipality of Mwumba in Ngozi. Over 2,000 people were affected and 25 people displaced. Almost 4,000 hectares of crop fields damaged.

Other affected areas include Gihogazi in Karuzi Province, where 2 houses were partially destroyed.

Burundi Red Cross are providing emergency shelters and relief supplies, including food.

Torrential rain and flooding in Bujumbura in late January this year left at least 10 people dead and over 100 homes damaged or destroyed.

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Flood Summary

Last updated: March 28, 2019
Event
Burundi, March 2019
Date
March 23 to March 28, 2019
Type
Flash flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall

Locations

A - Mwumba
B - Gihogazi

Damages

Buildings destroyed
102 buildings
Mwumba - March 23 to March 28, 2019
Buildings destroyed
2 buildings
Gihogazi - March 23 to March 28, 2019
Evacuated
25 people
Mwumba - March 23 to March 28, 2019