Ethiopia sends aid to people displaced by floods in Burundi (Jun 03, 2014)
Following a recent promise made by Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom on a visit to Bujumbura, Ethiopia has sent aid materials to support rehabilitation of flood victims in Burundi. The material included 50,000 corrugated iron sheets, 5,000 blankets and other household utensils, amounting to a value of 12 million Ethiopian Birr. The material is being transported in Ethiopian Air Force planes. Gebresellasie Gebreegziabher, Director of the Nile Basin Initiative Member States Directorate in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the aid will contribute to strengthening the relations between the two sisterly countries. In the recent flood disaster in and around the Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, close to 70 people lost their lives, around 180 were injured and nearly 20,000 displaced. About 5,000 people are still reported to be displaced and homeless.