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Rwanda: Storm and Heavy Winds DREF n° MDRRW014 Emergency Plan of Action Final Report

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A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 1st April 2017 at 3:00 pm, Gatsibo district located in the Eastern Province of Rwanda experienced heavy rainfall associated with heavy storms, which resulted in destruction of houses and community farm lands in Kiramuruzi Sector Nyabisindu Cell. The affected area is located 36 kilometers from Gatsibo District, 40 kilometers from the Eastern Province office and 70 kilometers from the City of Kigali. The preliminary assessment gathered by Rwanda Red Cross staff and volunteers, estimated that 675 people (135 households) were affected by heavy wind and storms. Renewed assessments confirmed that the amount of people affected remained around 135 households. The last performed assessment in June, showed that households were impacted in the following way:

• Households with houses destroyed and living with host communities (N= 34 households)

• Households living in their destroyed houses (with half a roof) (N= 57 households)

• Households that have recovered their houses and are managing (N= 44 households)

• Households that need roofing for latrines (N= 811 households)