Nearly 400 bodies have been recovered in Congo after floods and landslides. Heavy rains on Thursday caused rivers in the east of the country to overflow their banks. Several villages were flooded, many houses were swept away, and fields were destroyed. The testimonies from Nyamukobe village are heartbreaking.
Congolese doctor and Nobel laureate Denis Mukwege, whose hospital is located in the regional capital Bukavu, has sent a medical team to the disaster area.
Two days ago, floods also occurred in neighboring Rwanda. They cost the lives of at least 131 people.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday during a visit to neighboring Burundi that the region will experience increasingly difficult weather due to climate change. The floods are “another example of accelerating climate change, and its dramatic impact on countries not primarily responsible for the warming.”
See also. Former Olympic champion Kim Gevert with his family to the Congo
See also. King Philippe expressed his “deep and sincere regret” for the abuses that occurred during the Belgian colonization of the Congo
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