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People gather to assess damage of landslide

Flooding, Democratic Republic of the Congo

People gather to assess damage of landslide
People gather to assess damage of landslide
May 2023

People Helped


Humanitarian Needs

Torrential downpours swept across Eastern DRC and Western Rwanda in May, causing rivers to overflow and washing out roads, ruining crops, and causing the tragic loss of life and livelihoods. 

The floods and landslides damaged or destroyed 3,000 houses, washed away schools, and destroyed 70 per cent of local water infrastructure. Although the initial death toll was close to 450, thousands of people were reported missing.

An estimated 50,000 people were affected and in need of humanitarian assistance.

Humanitarian Response

World Vision is responding to the needs of the affected communities through water and sanitation interventions, and protection programs.

World Vision is building community latrines, community showers, as well as emergency latrines in schools and health centres. They are also promoting safe hygiene practices through community facilitators, and providing informational materials to support the awareness campaign.

World Vision is also providing emergency psychological support to affected families by training and providing resources to existing community health personnel, schoolteachers, and community psychosocial volunteers.

In Partnership with Canada

Our response to small and medium-scale disasters is co-funded by Global Affairs Canada, the member agency delivering the assistance, and donations to the Humanitarian Coalition. Your gift will help us be ready for the next disaster. Donate today.