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16 November 2019

Flood in Central African Republic

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Location of Event:Central African Republic
Date of Charter Activation:2019-11-16
Time of Charter Activation:23:22
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+00:00
Charter Requestor:NADMO on behalf of MINISTÈRE DE L' ACTION HUMANITAIRE ET DE LA RÉCONCILIATION NATIONALE - République Centrafricaine
Activation ID:632
Project Management:National Disaster Management Organization - Ghana

Heavy rains have persisted across Central African Republic since 21 October causing widespread flooding that has destroyed more than 10,000 homes. 57,000 people have been impacted and the government have declared a state of emergency.

The flooding in the capital city Bangui is so severe the only way to navigate roads is by canoe or boat. The water in the city has stagnated bringing concerns of waterborne diseases. The Oubangui River burst its banks mid-October, plunging large parts of Bangui underwater, causing seven deaths and 25 injuries

International aid has been requested to assist with emergency response efforts, as displaced people are becoming overcrowded in current sites.

 

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Flooding at Kouango, Central African Republic

Source: TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X
Acquired: TerraSAR-X: 06/11/2019
TanDEM-X: 19/11/2019

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2019, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
TanDEM-X © DLR e. V. 2019, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by UE Geoinformation Systems

Flooding at Bangui, Central African Republic

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: 18/12/2013 and 18/11/2019

Copyright: TerraSAR-X © DLR e. V. 2019, Distribution: Airbus DS Geo GmbH
Map produced by UE Geoinformation Systems

Flooding at Bangui, Central African Republic

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 16/11/2019

Copyright: Sentinel-1 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)
Map produced by UE Geoinformation Systems

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