Angola: Flood victims get 30 tonnes of goods

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Ondjiva - The National Civil Protection Commission over the weekend delivered 30 tonnes of basic commodities to assist the victims of the floods hitting the southern Cunene province.

The good were formally handed over by the deputy minister of Interior for Civil Protection and Fire Services, Eugénio Laborinho, in the presence of the province's governor, António Didalelwa.

The lot of goods included clothings and foodstuffs.

Eugénio Laborinho assured that the assistance will continue pouring in.

He announced a government's speedy relocation of the victims of the floods who were left homeless, currently at shelter centres.

The official considered the situation of the victims as worrying as much rains are still expected in the region.

The deputy minister said as well that the districts of Mukolongodjo, Mupa, Cubaty and Kalonga, have become discontinued by road due to the floods.

He appealed to the populations to remain in safe areas and immediately leave the risky ones.

This is the third consecutive year of floods in Cunene. 20 people were killed in 2009 as a result of the floods, while 106 schools were destroyed and 22,000 displaced.