Brief description of the situation
To date the flash floods & rainstorms have hit 7 districts out of 12 that are prone to disasters of this forecast. This caused extensive damage to properties and resulting into 7 deaths. Some of the displaced persons due to flash floods caused by river Sebeya are now accommodated by their neighbours and others are hosted by relatives and friends. Over 23 families have been displaced.
The areas expected to be highly affected are the locations along the Sebeya River which receives flash floods from the highlands of Virunga Mountains and also the areas that are associated by windstorm which has little cover of vegetation.
Rwanda RC emergency teams have supported rapid assessments, search and rescue, victim evacuation along the Sebeya River and also interventions include distribution of Non–Food Items (NFIs) and community sensitisation. The immediate interventions were conducted based on emergency team rapid assessments in collaboration with the local authorities and supported by the local Medias working in the affected areas.