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Floods on the DR Congo-Uganda border put thousands at risk of waterborne diseases.

On the 21st of May, a violent rainstorm hit the south-east part of Mutwanga Health Zone, on the border between DR Congo and Uganda, causing widespread flooding. The number of people affected by this disaster is estimated at between 42,000 and 47,000, with the rural commune of Lubiriha hit particularly hard.* Lives have been lost, and many houses have been swept away by the floodwaters. Moreover, the floods damaged several water sources and broke the pipes that supplied the town with safe drinking water. From a first evaluation carried out by Medair’s technicians present in the field and by the…

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Pete Harrison

Funding & Communications Manager – Medair DR Congo
pete.harrison@medair.org
+243 (0) 998 591 351

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Sue O’Connor

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Abigail Drane

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Amy van Drunen

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Hiba Haj Omar

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Pete Harrison

Pete Harrison

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Sue O’Connor

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Mialy Chrystelle Rakotomavo

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