Overall Green alert Flood
in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Event summary

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

GDACS ID FL 1101735
Death: 16
Displaced: 300
Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
From - To 01 Nov - 06 Jan


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Democratic Republic of the Congo - Floods and landslides (ECHO 09 Jan 2023)Mon, 09 Jan 2023 11:32

  • South Kivu province located in the far eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to be affected by floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall, which have resulted in an increased humanitarian impact. 
  • According to media reports, five additional fatalities occurred on 4-5 January in Buvaku city, where several people had to be rescued and at least eight individuals were injured. Several parts of the city were damaged, including some read sections and a number of houses, leaving some residents displaced. 
  • On 9-11 January, moderate to locally heavy rainfall is forecast over southern, central-eastern and eastern DRC, including South Kivu Province. 
Kongo Central Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Early January 2023Local media reported at least 136 houses collapsed in the city of Lukula in the province of Kongo central, DR Congo, after heavy rain from 01 to 02 January 2023. In total 952 families were affected.Fri 6 Jan 2023FloodList provided by Copernicus GLOFAS
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (36), (2), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),