Tanzania’s Landslides and flood victims get humanitarian aid from EU

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The European Union (EU) on Thursday announced a humanitarian aid package of 100,000 euros (about 110,000 U.S. dollars) to help people affected by the recent landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in the Hanang district in the Manyara region, and other parts of Tanzania.

A statement by the EU Delegation to Tanzania and the East African Community said the funds will be used to support the Tanzania Red Cross Society in delivering emergency relief and recovery assistance to 44,000 households in the most affected regions of Manyara, Dar es Salaam, Kigoma, Kagera, Geita and Unguja. The aid includes provision of food, water, sanitation, hygiene, shelter, health and protection services, said the statement.

The Dec. 3 severe landslides and flooding in the Hanang district in the Manyara region left at least 89 people dead and more than 5,600 others homeless, according to Tanzania’s official data.

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