16.04.2018 12:48 Age: 4 days

CERF PROJECT SUCCESS STORIES

From 7th to 8th May 2016, a disaster caused by heavy rains which resulted in landslides, floods and with strong wind hit the Northern Province of Rwanda specifically becoming severe in Gakenke district.

It caused in that district 34 deaths, complete destruction of 2,317 houses, partial destruction of 1,500 houses, destruction of various infrastructures including 58 km of roads, 29 bridges, 1425 households, damage of 3,447 hectares of agricultural land with various crops such as rice, beans, maize and the loss of 700 livestock among others.

In Gakenke district, a rapid need assessment has been carried out and identified that social, agriculture sector, Housing, health, transportation and economic sectors have been heavily affected.

To support affected population, the MIDIMAR in partnership with UNICEF, IOM, UNDP, UNFPA, FAO, WHO, WFP under the One UN Rwanda crafted the “Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) project. The project aimed at  restoring and sustaining affected sectors   by developing a rapid response to mitigate the effects of disaster risks.  

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