Burundi – Floods Destroy Homes and Displace 11,0000

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) reports that the flood situation in Burundi has worsened, in particular in Bujumbura Rural Province.

Initial reports from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) showed that that 3 people died and over 1,000 people had been displaced in several provinces including Bujumbura Mairie, Bujumbura Rural and Bubanza after flooding that began in late January, 2020.

According to a report of 11 February, UN-OCHA said that a total of 11,000 people have been displaced by flooding in Burundi. Almost 10,000 of that total are in Mutimbuzi commune in Bujumbura Rural Province, where the overflowing Rusizi River has damaged or destroyed over 3,000 homes.

Floods also damaged or destroyed dozens of homes in Burundi in December 2019. Photo: Government of Burundi