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LES CATASTROPHES ET LES SITUATIONS D'URGENCES

Dans la Province du Sud-Kivu, précisemment en territoire de Kalehe; les localités de Bushushu et Rambira viennent de connaître dans la nuit du 8 au 9 novembre une forte pluie diluvienne qui a occasionné le débordemment de la rivière chishenyi qui a débordé sur tout l'espace occupé par la population.
Comme bilan : 10 personnes mortes et une dizaine des personnes blessées pour avoir été emportées par les eaux mais, sauvées de justesse.
Parmi ces victimes, 5 corps sont perdus dans les décombres, tandis que les personnes blessées rescapées suivent les soins à l'hôpital général de Kalehe.
D'autres part, les cultures de la population ont été détruites par cette inondation. Plusieurs personnes dans ces deux contrées se retrouvent aujourd'hui sans abri.

English translation by community member Alex Kivley

DISASTERS AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

In southern Kivu, precisely in the Kalehe territory ; the Bushushu and Rambira localities came to know on November 8 and 9, a strong downpour that caused the river to flood and overflow Chishenyi all throughout the population’s occupied space.

Assessment: 10 people dead and a dozen people injured after having been washed away and just barely saved.

Of these victims, 5 bodies were lost in the rubble, while the injured survivors have sought care in Kalehe’s General Hospital.

On the other hand, the people’s crops were destroyed by the flood. Many people in these two regions are now homeless.

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DISASTERS AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

In southern Kivu, precisely in the Kalehe territory ; the Bushushu and Rambira localities came to know on November 8 and 9, a strong downpour that caused the river to flood and overflow Chishenyi all throughout the population’s occupied space.

Assessment: 10 people dead and a dozen people injured after having been washed away and just barely saved.

Of these victims, 5 bodies were lost in the rubble, while the injured survivors have sought care in Kalehe’s General Hospital.

On the other hand, the people’s crops were destroyed by the flood. Many people in these two regions are now homeless.

"Discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes."
~Marcel Proust

Salut Madeleine,

Je suis désolé d'entendre ces nouvelles tragiques. Qu'est-ce que l'état de la rivière aujourd'hui? Y at-il eu des inondations depuis votre dernière écrit? Ont trouvé un nouveau foyer les familles déplacées? Quelqu'un at-il les a aidés à reconstruire leur vie? Leurs communautés?
Est-il un moyen d'empêcher une autre catastrophe comme celle-ci? J'espère sincèrement que les communautés de Bushushu et Rambira n'avez pas besoin de revisiter cette terrible sort dans l'avenir.

J'espère que vous allez bien,

Alex

Hi Madeleine,

I am terribly sorry to hear of this tragic news. What is that state of the river today? Has there been any flooding since you last wrote? Have the displaced family found new homes? Has anyone aided them in rebuilding their lives? Their communities? Is there any way to prevent another catastrophe such as this one? I sincerely hope the communities of Bushushu and Rambira do not have to revisit such terrible fate in the future.

I hope you are well,

Alex

"Discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes."
~Marcel Proust

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