Heavy rainfall has been observed in parts of Cote D’Ivoire in the month of October 2019. On 11 to 13 October 2019, the
rainfall intensified and resulted in flooding in six cities (see Table 1 below); Abidjan, Aboisso, Grand Bassam, Ayamé,
and Man causing significant damage and loss of lives. In Ayamé the river overflowed its banks resulting in all commercial
districts and Ākobo village to be flooded. Similarly, in Alépé, river flooding was experienced affecting communities along
A total of 12,900 people (2,150 households) have been affected, 202 homes completely submerged, 72 houses
destroyed, 32 people injured, and 12 deaths. Most of the 12,900 flood-affected people have lost their necessities, such
as food and non-food items. More than 612 people are also homeless and relocated to host families or temporary sites.
Several latrines and septic tanks were washed away and a health centre has also been flooded. Main water sources
(wells and water sources) were flooded and contaminated. Aboisso is a cholera hot spot and therefore there is a high
risk of waterborne diseases Cote D’Ivoire
Shelter, Livelihoods and basic needs, Health and WASH.
Number of people to be assisted: 3,000 or 500