|Country or District||DR Congo|
|Outline||Around 45,000 Kinshasa residents have been moved into temporary accommodation after floods swamped their homes and streets.Tens of thousands of people have been affected in Kinshasa and its sister city Brazzaville.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
Around 45,000 Kinshasa residents have been moved into temporary accommodation after floods swamped their homes and streets. Belgium will send 36 tonnes of cornmeal in emergency assistance to flood-bound Kinshasa.
AFP 1999/12/03 10:45
Flooding of the river Congo and its tributaries, which has been disastrous for the capital Kinshasa, has improved conditions for warfare in the marshy forests of the north, where rivers often provide the only transport.
AFP 1999/12/03 8:40
Flooding of the Congo River has driven Kinshasa residents on to their rooftops, refusing to budge though authorities tell them the water level will not fall until January.
The overflowing Congo River has driven hundreds of Brazzaville residents from their homes and poses a major health risk because of polluted water in the worst flooding in Congo's capital since the early 1960s.
OCHA Situation Report No.1 1999/12/02
Up to last night, 20,000 people were rendered homeless and had been evacuated by city authorities, national and international NGOs.
Flooding of the Congo River this week has prompted authorities to start evacuating some 16,000 residents from Kinshasa, capital of Democratic Republic of Congo.