Flooding, Central African Republic
Heavy rains have hit the city of Bangui and its surroundings in the Central African Republic, causing unprecedented flooding.
The extent of the damages caused by the floods is significant. The human toll is at 447,315 people injured, 23 missing and 10 dead. The rains displaced thousands of households who lost their shelters (3,963 households - approximately 20,034 people) to relocation sites (17 in total) set up in schools and churches in the city of Bangui.
Further, the floods have severely damaged health facilities such as latrines and health centers. In addition, other facilities such as schools, places of worship, community centers and bridges have been damaged.
Oxfam aims to help meet the critical water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs of flood-affected populations in order to reduce the risks of the spread of waterborne diseases. They will improve access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene for communities in Bangui and its surroundings.
Oxfam plans to distribute 1,900 hygiene kits including water treatment products, to rehabilitate 50 wells, to organize public health and hygiene awareness activities, and to build or rehabilitate 200 latrines.
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