The Burundi Red Cross assists survivors of Buterere floods
The Burundi Red Cross assisted with food and non-food items survivors of Buterere floods of Ntahangwa urban commune in Bujumbura Mayorship. It was this Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The beneficiaries of this assistance are 383 households from Kiyange I neighborhood of Buterere zone and 171 households from Sabe neighborhood of Ngagara zone. Each household received 10 kg of rice, 8 bars of soaps, 1 bucket, 1 can and 2 blankets.
Local leaders of Kiyange I and Sabe neighborhoods welcome the action of the Burundi Red Cross and calls on other humanitarian actors to do the same.
The Assistant of the Secretary-General of the Red Cross, in charge of Disaster Preparedness and Response Operations, urged the beneficiaries of the aid to parsimoniously manage the little they received. He added: "Since you live in precarious conditions, be careful to effectively apply hygiene measures to prevent water-borne diseases." Vénérand Nzigamasabo pledges that the volunteers of the National Society will continue assisting them in whatever they can.
The neighborhoods of Kiyange I and Sabe are victims of the floods that occurred this Saturday, April 29, 2018 following the diversion of the Mutimbuzi river from its bed. Waters overflowed the river because of the torrential rains that fell on the hills overhanging the Burundian capital.