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Rwanda to spend almost $100m rebuilding after devastating floods


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Rwanda has allocated nearly $100 million to initiate the extensive process of rebuilding after the devastating floods and landslides that ravaged the nation.

The natural disasters, triggered by heavy rainfall, claimed the lives of 131 individuals and left thousands of homes destroyed, rendering over 9,000 people homeless.

Rwanda to spend almost $100m rebuilding after devastating floods

The Minister for Emergency Management, Marie-Solange Kayisire, confirmed that one person had succumbed to their injuries, raising the death toll to 131. She also stated that efforts were still underway to locate a missing person.

The aftermath of the floods and landslides revealed a significant toll on the country’s infrastructure. Approximately 50 schools were demolished, along with critical components such as roads, bridges, water stations, and electricity grids. This calamity marks one of the worst natural disasters to hit Rwanda in recent years.

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Jean Claude Musabyimana, the Minister of Local Government, urged residents residing in high-risk areas to vacate their homes promptly and seek assistance from the authorities.

The government is actively engaging in providing aid and support to the affected population, prioritizing the restoration of essential services and infrastructure.

The allocated funds will be crucial in facilitating the extensive reconstruction efforts required to rebuild homes, schools, and vital infrastructure. Rwanda’s commitment to investing in the rehabilitation process reflects its dedication to the welfare and recovery of its citizens.

Rwanda to spend almost $100m rebuilding after devastating floods

As the nation mourns the loss of lives and addresses the extensive damage caused by the floods and landslides, Rwanda remains steadfast in its resolve to rebuild and create a safer environment for its people.

The government’s swift response and allocation of funds underscore its determination to mitigate the impact of such disasters in the future.


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