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Mali: Floods - Aug 2019

Status
Ongoing
Countries
Mali
Disaster types
Flood

Mali, which is already heavily affected by various crises (food insecurity, security, political tensions, etc.), experienced heavy rainfall starting on 24 August 2019. By 27 August, the previous three consecutive days of rainfall began causing extensive damages in in Koulikoro, Timbuktu, Kidal, Mopti and Ménaka regions of Mali. From the initial assessments conducted by Mali Red Cross Society (MRCS) on 28 August 2019, at least 6,474 people or 1,729 households have been affected by the floods with severe consequences on the livelihoods of families as food stocks have been washed away by the flood water. Some 845 houses are reported to have been destroyed, leaving hundreds of people homeless. They are currently staying in some schools and host families. (IFRC, 9 Sep 2019)