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Event: FL Flood
Number: 2023-000056
Country: TZA Tanzania
Location: Lindi province
Date (YMD): 2023-4-12
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Information Source:Tanzania Red Cross society
Comments: On the night 1st April, 2023, the villages around the Ruvuma river experienced severe floods as a result of heavy downpour from the ongoing monsoon rains. So far, this flood has affected the village of Kivava, especially in the suburbs of Sokoni and Kivukuni, village Angazo, Kilamboma and making 1,400 people displaced, representing 395 households affected in the suburbs of the market and the port. These 1,400 displaced people have been moved to temporary shelters in primary schools that are elevated due to their houses being surrounded by water. In addition, about 60 houses have collapsed with more than 100 toilets having collapsed and fields have been destroyed by water. The road from the village of Angazo to the village of Kilambo has been damaged, thus causing lack of transportation and communication between those areas. Kivava village is one of the 110 villages in the district council. This village has 4 neighborhoods which are sokoni, kivukoni, dinanji and lilumbi, the number of residents in this village is 1,976 where there are 518 households. The main economic activity in the village is agriculture and food business. The cultivated crops are rice, sorghum, cassava, cashews, coconuts and legumes. Most of the agricultural areas washed away by floods. TRCS branch (Mtwara Red Cross regional team) aside of local authorities visited the affected villages on 5th March and issued initial assessment data to start guiding the first emergency assistance to the affected communities through local actions. TRCS branch, further to this assessment provided first distributions and helped the local authorities in the initial food distribution.
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