Overall Green alert Flood
in Burundi

Flood impact summary

This flood is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID: 1102409
Deaths: 1
Displaced: 3647
Region: Burundi
Countries: Burundi
From - To 26 Dec - 10 Feb
Known identifiers for this event:


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Impact Assessement as of 01-02-2024

SENDAI Indicator A N Country Location Info
death 1 Burundi Burundi
SENDAI Indicator B N Country Location Info
affected 7722 Burundi Burundi
affected 1812 Burundi Nyamitanga
affected 2194 Burundi Burundi
affected 15045 Burundi Burundi
affected 1481 Burundi Burundi
displaced 265 Burundi Burundi
displaced 2355 Burundi Burundi
displaced 127 Burundi Burundi
displaced 900 Burundi Burundi
injured 5 Burundi Nyamitanga
SENDAI Indicator C N Country Location Info
houses destroyed 225 Burundi Nyamitanga

Satellite Observation

Satellite-based Flood extent provided by GLOFAS
Overall of the satellite-based flooded area from / to : 2023-12-19 / 2024-02-17  

Timeline of revisions

For accessing reports of previous advisories, please click on the advisory number in the table below.

IDAlert ColorPopulation affectedStart DateEnd DateSource
1 1 deaths and 900 displaced 26 Dec 2023 31 Dec 2023 GLOFAS
2 0 deaths 07 Jan 2024 12 Jan 2024 GLOFAS
3 0 deaths and 2482 displaced 15 Jan 2024 31 Jan 2024 GLOFAS
4 0 deaths and 265 displaced 04 Feb 2024 10 Feb 2024 GLOFAS

Flood polygons

This polygon (translucent blue with a blue border) is drawn by the analysts recording the flood event. It is meant to include all the areas reported as affected, by official source or the media. It does not represent the area actually under water.

Microwave flood detection

Flooded area, as detected in microwaves by the Global Flood Detection System of the JRC, based on NASA TRMM/GPM observations. This system has a rather low resolution (of 5-10km) but is not affected by clouds.
For more details, see http://www.unisdr.org/files/9622_LBNA23303ENC002.pdf.
The areas with a flood signal along the coast are an artefact of the system and should not be considered.

Optical Flood detection

Flooded area as detected in optical wavelengths by NASA/MODIS, known as "MODIS Flood Product". Data are made available by NASA GSFC Flood Mapping Project, http://oas.gsfc.nasa.gov/floodmap/index.html. Resolution of 250m, heavily affected by cloud cover.