Devastating Floods in the DRC

by ActionAid USA
Devastating Floods in the DRC


Heavy rains caused severe flooding in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. These floods disrupted transportation and communication networks, schools, farmland, drinking water and electricity facilities, and devastated communities and other public infrastructure. At least 120 people have died, and more than 10,000 households were flooded and many more were destroyed, leaving many families homeless. ActionAid is on the ground working to support people affected by the floods.

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In yet another reminder of the real impact of climate disasters on people's lives, these floods have left at least 120 people dead and injured many more. Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless and farmers who depend on the land for food and income have had their crops and livelihoods destroyed. People are in urgent need of food, shelter and humanitarian assistance, before more lives are lost. ActionAid is on the ground working to provide urgent support to impacted communities.


Disasters have a disproportionate effect on women and girls. When a disaster strikes, women are typically the first to respond, and are often affected more than men in the aftermath. To make matters worse, women are often excluded from decision making processes and denied access to essential resources. Our emergency response is guided by our Humanitarian Signature: 1. Shifting the Power, 2. Women's Leadership 3. Accountability to Affected Communities, 4. Sustainability and Resilience.

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ActionAid's response is community-driven and rights-based, which means your donation today invests in change that lasts. ActionAid's support provides both short-term crisis response as well as long-term resilience building.


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ActionAid USA

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Twitter: @actionaidusa
Project Leader:
Ehab Elsawaf
Washington , DC United States

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