Discovered in Bushushu and Nyamukubi, the hardest-hit areas, the survival of these babies has amazed and touched the community, still grieving the loss of over 400 lives. However, the scale of the tragedy is immense, with over 5,255 people still missing and around 200 injured individuals receiving treatment.
According to News Central, the floods caused extensive damage, destroying 1,300 homes and ravaging schools, health facilities, churches, and water infrastructure.
The affected community faces the daunting task of rebuilding and recovering from this catastrophe.
The floods, accompanied by landslides, wreaked havoc on South Kivu province, particularly the Kalehe region. Entire villages have been wiped out, leaving communities in shock. Around 5,500 individuals remain missing, and survivors are without shelter.
Residents of Bushushu and Nyamukubi have been forced to undertake arduous journeys on foot to seek refuge in nearby villages, as roads have been severely damaged and rendered impassable. Immediate aid is essential to alleviate the suffering of the survivors.