Burundi flood victims receives IOM assistance

More than 2,100 people affected by the devastating floods and waterlogging in Burundi are receiving assistance from the IOM, the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

A few weeks of torrential rains have affected 45,000 people in Burundi and displaced thousands of homes and businesses, displacing 18,000 people. Three large displacement sites for the victims have sprung up across Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, where thousands are living in makeshift or makeshift shelters.

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There are concerns that newly relocated sites may increase the risk of contracting COVID-19 due to their congestion and unhealthy conditions. OCHA’s integrated IOM, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and other UN agencies here are working to reduce the potential exposure to COVID-19 while distributing shelter, healthy toys, and other types of emergency aid.

IOM Burundi plans to provide 300 more displaced families with non-food items (NFIs) such as blankets, kitchen supplies, and mosquito nets, and additional shelter.

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