Floods In Congo


December 16, 2022


Flooding caused by heavy rains has caused loss of life and extensive property damages and the destruction of critical infrastructure in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on the night of 12 to 13 December. According to the Congolese authorities, at least 120 people died, nearly 39,000 households were flooded and at least 282 houses were destroyed, leaving many families homeless. Mont-Ngafula and Ngaliema are the hardest hit areas by the heavy downpour which has affected around 38,000 people across the city, according to the Government.