Heavy rains have hit the Central African Republic (CAR), bringing devastating flooding to a country already impacted by extreme poverty.
It’s estimated that 57,000 people have already been affected by what is rapidly becoming a humanitarian crisis.
The Ubangi River has burst its banks close to the capital city, Bangui, and in other areas of the country. More than 10,000 homes have been destroyed and more than 1,000 wells are flooded across the nation, cutting access to essential safe water supplies.
More than 57,000 people have taken refuge in schools, churches and community centres, losing all their belongings as they ran for their lives.