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Thousands Affected by Floods in Western Region, Uganda #Floods #Uganda #Africa

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As many as 100,000 people have been displaced by massive flooding in western Uganda.

The government of Uganda said “All the rivers in Kasese and Bundibugyo Districts burst their banks due to heavy rainfall on the night of 05 May, 2020.

Local media, quoting district officials, said 120,000 people have been affected in Kasese district, with 100,000 believed to have moved from their homes to stay in temporary shelters set up in local schools, churches and other public buildings.

Flooding in the district has also damaged or destroyed roads and bridges and electricity supply has been interrupted. Schools and a hospital have also been severely damaged.

Uganda Red Cross report that flooding caused massive destruction in Bundibugyo District, also in Western Uganda, after the Lamia river broke its banks.

Red Cross said that 1 person died and over 3,000 people were affected. Some flooding was also reported in neighbouring Ntoroko district.

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Torrential Rain, Floods and Landslides Leave Over 60 Dead in Rwanda #Rain #Floods #Landslides #Rwanda

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Emergency authorities in Rwanda report that at least 65 people have died in floods and landslides in Rwanda after torrential rain over the last few days.

Meteo Rwanda said the Byimana weather station in Ruhango District recorded 140 mm of rainfall in 24 hours to 07 May. At least 7 other weather stations recorded more than 50mm of rainfall during the same period.

Last week the agency warned of heavy rain in Northern Province and Rubavu, Nyabihu, Rutsiro, Ngororero, Muhanga and Ruhango districts. Further heavy rain is expected over the next 3 days.

Rwanda’s Ministry of Emergency Situations (MINEMA) said that heavy rainfall from 06 to 07 May caused at least 65 fatalities in Northern, Western and Southern Provinces. Later media reports said the figure was above 70.

MINEMA said 7 districts were affected including Gakenke (22 fatalities), Rulindo (1) and Musanze (6) in Northern Province; Ngororero (5), Rubavu (1) and Nyabihu (18) in Western Province; and Muhanga (12) in Southern Province.

The rain and floods also destroyed 91 houses, 5 bridges, and washed away crops, according to MINEMA.

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150,000 Affected by Heavy Rain and Floods Since Mid-April in Yemen #Flooding #Yemen

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that almost 150,000 people have been affected by flooding and heavy rain in Yemen since mid-April.

Flooding has damaged roads, bridges and the electricity grid, and contaminated water supplies, cutting access to basic services for thousands of people. In Aden, power cuts have continued since the floods of 21 April.

OCHA said an estimated 21,240 families (148,680 people) have been affected by flooding in 13 governorates since mid-April, including 6,286 families in Marib Governorate, 9,146 families in Sana’a and northern governorates, and 5,130 families in Hajjah Governorate.

Conditions are hardest for thousands of families already displaced who have lost shelter, food rations and household supplies. An estimated 4,764 households have been affected in Internally displaced people (IDPs) sites in southern governorates, including 1,812 families in Aden, 1,037 in Abyan, 917 in Taizz and 770 in Lahj governorates.

OCHA said there is heightened risk of diseases such as malaria and cholera. Already, more than 110,000 cases of suspected cholera have been recorded across 290 of Yemen’s 333 districts since January this year, with growing fears that the number of cases will spiral.

More heavy rains and thunderstorms are expected in the east and parts of the western coast, as well as in desert areas in Marib, Al Jawf, and Shabwah governorates.

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