The El Niño rains that started falling in October 2015 in Burundi damaged the Nyaruhongoka road, in Rumonge province. In this picture, a woman weeds the road after the County Governor contracted villagers to clean up and improve visibility. Photo: OCHA/R. Maingi.
Men and women in Nyaruhongoka and Nyamusenyi areas, in Rumonge Province, Burundi, have been contracted by the Country Government to clear boulders and stones from a blocked road. At the end of the day, they are provided with food for their efforts. Photo: OCHA/R. Maingi.
The reconstruction of the destroyed part of the Nyaruhongoka road in Rumonge Province is underway. Big boulders, stones and mud slid into the road following heavy El Niño-related rains in November and December 2015 in the area. Photo: OCHA/R. Maingi.
More than 500 hundred houses were destroyed in Rumonge Province by the rains. Photo: OCHA/R. Maingi.
A woman and her daughter in Nyaruhongoka, Rumonge Province, in Burundi, ponder their next move following the destruction of their farm land from heavy El Niño-related rains in October 2015. Photo: OCHA/R. Maingi.
Twenty-four year old Innocent Nsambimana explains how flood waters came dashing and destroyed several homes in Nyaruhongoka, Rumonge Province, in Burundi, in October 2015. He feels lucky to have survived the ordeal. Photo: OCHA/R. Maingi.
697 people were displaced following heavy rains in Nkuba and Gitaza hills, in Rumonge Province, Burundi. The Burundi Red Cross Society with support from IOM, UNFPA and WFP among other partners, erected tents for the displaced and distributed food and other basic items. Photo: OCHA/R. Maingi.
Thirty-two year old Laurent Hatungimana sits outside his tent where he is now living with his wife and five children. He was one of the 697 people affected by landslides in Rumonge Province in October. He says life is difficult in the settlement but hopes that he will soon go back home. Photo: OCHA/R. Maingi.
Displaced children play at the Gataza IDP settlement following the heavy October rains. Most of the schools were destroyed as well as homes. Photo: OCHA/R. Maingi.
Women hold a meeting at the Gitaza IDP settlement where they now live following the rains that destroyed their homes in Nyaruhongoka and Nyamusenyi areas, in Rumonge Province, Burundi. The women received basic hygiene and sanitation items from UNFPA. Photo: OCHA/R. Maingi.
Young men read an advertisement of the Burundi Humanitarian Hotline in Nkuba hills, in Rumonge Province which is prone to landslides. Following the November heavy rains, four people made calls to the hotline and many people were assisted to evacuate to safer grounds in Gitaza area. Photo: OCHA/R. Maingi.