AA / Bujumbura / Jean Bosco
The regional director in charge of sub-Saharan Africa within the World Islamic League, Walid Rashid Elashi El Saad, on Monday delivered food assistance to 500 households affected by flooding in the Gatumba area of the province of Bujumbura rural, national radio RTNB reported.
According to Burundian radio, the assistance given to the disaster victims is made up of “corn flour, beans, rice, sugar and salt”.
The director of the sub-Saharan Africa region for the Islamic World League declared that “the Islamic World League will work alongside the Burundian head of state to find a lasting solution to the precarious situation in which the victims of Gatumba live. “.
For his part, the Ombudsman of the Republic of Burundi, Edouard Nduwimana, who had accompanied him to the disaster site, asked him to “convey the thanks and greetings of the Burundians to the Secretary General of this league”.
Located near Lake Tanganyika 15 km west of Bujumbura, the Gatumba site is home to 1,463 flood victims.
According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Agencies of the UN (OCHA), in April and May 2021, the rising waters of Lake Tanganyika and the Rusizi river delta inundated entire neighborhoods in the coastal municipalities of the provinces of Bujumbura, Bujumbura Mairie, Makamba and Rumonge.
More than 50,000 people have been affected by the floods, 20,000 of whom have had to leave their homes.
The World Islamic League (LIM) is an NGO based in Mecca, working to spread humanist Islam and fight extremism.
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