Rwanda – Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Western Province

Heavy rainfall between 03 to 05 March triggered flooding in Western Province, Rwanda.

Heavy rain caused the Sebeya River to burst its banks, flooding Kanama, Rugerero and Nyundo in Rubavu District.

Local media reported that over 1,000 homes were severely damaged or destroyed. Around 1,000 people have been displaced. Roads, bridges and crops, including tea plantations, have also been damaged. Three people were injured in the flooding but no fatalities have been reported.

Gisenyi situated on the north shore of Lake Kivu in Rubavu district recorded 61 mm of rain in a 24 hour period to 05 March, 2018.