Burundi: Heavy rains and floods

Published on ReliefWeb, by International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, Februar 21, 2008.

(The International Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund DREF is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of national societies to respond to disasters).

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CHF 122,000 was allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) (CHF 62,000 on 20 December, 2006 and CHF 60,000 on 19 January, 2007) to support the National Society in delivering assistance to some 2,100 beneficiary households.

A total of 1,244 households were assisted with nonfood and basic shelter items, maize, beans and early maturing vegetable seeds, long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets (LLITNs) and water purification supplies. The Burundi Red Cross (BRC) provided assistance to the affected communities in Cibitoke, Ruyigi and Bujumbura as well as Kayanza and Ngozi which are neighboring regions that were also experiencing flooding. Working closely with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the BRC was able to reach out to these new regions to provide rapid assistance to the six affected communes

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