Monday, September 20, 2021

Burundi floods: Lake Tanganyika's water levels rise - BBC News

Lake Tanganyika

Natural disasters have forced more than 100,000 people to flee their homes in Burundi in recent years, the Save the Children charity says.

Most of them had lived on the shores of Lake Tanganyika where water levels had risen because of heavy storms, causing floods and landslides.

People described waking up at night to find their homes and farms swallowed by the lake, the world's second-deepest.

Save the Children said it was the "forgotten crisis".

Lake Tanganyika runs through Burundi and several other African states.

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