Gatumba, Burundi – It all happened overnight. On April 19th, 90% of Gatumba’s population lost their belongings to the river. The small city, just outside Bujumbura, sits by the Ruzizi river. With the heavy rains and the water flowing down from the hills, 10,000 households lost their belongings overnight.

As a result, 11 out of 14 schools in the district have suspended classes: the schools are flooded, and the buildings are at risk of collapsing. ….