Overall Orange alert Flood
in Burundi

Event summary

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

GDACS ID FL 1102544
Glide number: FL-2024-000047-BDI
Death: 0
Displaced: 102309
Countries: Burundi
From - To 17 Mar - 19 Apr

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Burundi - Floods (ECHO 19 Apr 2024)Fri, 19 Apr 2024 10:45

  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting most of Burundi over the last month, causing floods, landslides, rivers overflow and a significant rise in the water level of Lake Tanganyika, causing population displacement and widespread damage. The most affected areas are the western provinces of Bujumbura Mairie (where the capital Bujumbura is the most affected), Rumonge, Makamba and Cibitoke.
  • The IFRC and media report, as of 19 April, approximately 100,000 displaced people, around 162,350 affected people and nearly 1,350 flooded houses in ten communes across the four abovementioned provinces. In addition, according to the IFRC, the port of Rumonge is reported to be flooded, and the port of Bujumbura as partially flooded.
  • On 13 April, Burundi authorities requested assistance via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) in the form of technical expertise to assess the situation and make recommendations on response actions. The Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) has deployed three experts (nominated by Germany) in water and flood management together with an ERCC Liaison Officer.
  • Over the next 72 hours, more heavy rainfall with locally very heavy rainfall is forecasted over the whole country.
Burundi, Mid-March 2024The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported severe weather including floods and heavy rain in several provinces of Burundi from 17 to 23 March 2024.Wed 27 Mar 2024FloodList provided by Copernicus GLOFAS
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Burundi - Floods (DG ECHO, IFRC, media, IGEBU) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 ... 2024-04-19T13:25+0200.

Heavy rainfall has been affecting most of Burundi over the last month, causing floods, landslides, rivers overflow and a significant rise in the water level of Lake Tanganyika, causing population displacement and widespread damage. The most
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Capital FM » Burundi Seeks International Aid for Flood Victims Amidst ... 2024-04-18T15:30+0200.

BUJUMBURA, April 18 (Xinhua) — Burundi has appealed for international support for flood victims as the East African country reels from the effects of El Nino. “For about two centuries, Burundi has been among the 20 most vulnerable countries
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Burundi appeals for int'l support for flood victims2024-04-17T22:34+0200.

BUJUMBURA, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Burundi has appealed for international support for flood victims as the East African country reels from the effects of El Nino. "For about two centuries, Burundi has been among the 20 most vulnerable countrie
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Burundi appeals for int'l support for flood victims2024-04-17T22:31+0200.

BUJUMBURA, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Burundi has appealed for international support for flood victims as the East African country reels from the effects of El Nino. "For about two centuries, Burundi has been among the 20 most vulnerable countrie
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