Overall Orange alert Flood
in Rwanda

Event summary

This flood can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1101977
Glide number: FL-2023-000064-RWA
Death: 109
Displaced: -
Countries: Rwanda
From - To 01 May - 03 May

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Flood in Rwanda - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationFri, 05 May 2023 09:20

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Flood in Rwanda - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationMon, 08 May 2023 09:29

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Flood in Rwanda - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationTue, 09 May 2023 09:16

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Flood in Rwanda - EC/ECHO daily mapWed, 10 May 2023 18:59

A new EC/ECHO daily map is now available
Flood in Rwanda - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationThu, 11 May 2023 09:17

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Flood in Rwanda - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationMon, 15 May 2023 13:37

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Rwanda, Early May 2023State media and local officials reported severe flooding and landslides in the Western and Northern Provinces of Rwanda after heavy rain from 01 May 2023. Houses collapsed and roads were destroyed. As of 03 May, over 100 fatalities were reported, with more feared missing or dead. Numerous injuries were also reported. Full damage assessments were yet to be completed and details were incomplete, as of 03 May, in particular for Northern Province.Wed 3 May 2023FloodList provided by Copernicus GLOFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 5 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Climate change may be behind devastating floods in Rwanda, Uganda: Exp ... 2023-05-06T07:39+0200.

Disastrous floods and landslides on May 2 in the African countries of Rwanda and Uganda have taken the lives of at least 136 people, according to official reports. The torrential rain that triggered the devastation was triggered by climate
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Flood in DR Congo kills nearly 200, submerges buildings2023-05-05T23:41+0200.

Nearly 200 people have been killed in flash floods in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Théo Kasi, South Kivu governor, said heavy rains had fallen in the villages of Bushushu and Nyamukubi and caused rivers to overflow on Thu
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Climate change may be behind devastating floods in Rwanda, Uganda: Exp ... 2023-05-05T16:36+0200.

Disastrous floods and landslides on May 2 in the African countries of Rwanda and Uganda have taken the lives of at least 136 people, according to official reports. The torrential rain that triggered the devastation was triggered by climate
...(more)
127 die as flood hits Rwanda2023-05-03T19:22+0200.

At least 127 people have died as floods and landslides engulfed several parts of Rwanda after torrential rains, destroying homes and cutting off roads, the presidency said on Wednesday. Images posted online by the state broadcaster showed r
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (36), (2), NASA (4), WMO (1), INFORM (2),