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Kagame visits flood-hit areas of Rwanda after 131 declared lifeless

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Every week after the devastating floods in Rwanda which price the lives of 131 individuals, Rwandan President Paul Kagame has visited the Rubavu district; one of many three most badly affected areas.

On Friday, he surveyed the injury attributable to the Sebeya River and met a number of the displaced individuals of the Inyemeramihigo camp.

Talking to crowds, President Kagame mentioned; “We’re as unhappy as you’re to know that you’re on this horrible state of affairs.

“It is best to know that we’re at the moment doing every little thing we will that can assist you and enhance the state of affairs.”

The Rwanda Housing Authority estimates about $30m is required to resettle displaced households after their properties had been destroyed by the raging waters of the River Sebeya.

Greater than 9,000 individuals had been left homeless after rivers of mud swept by means of villages and lower off roads following heavy rain in a number of components of the East African nation.

The President final visited the area in 2021 when it was hit by the erupting Nyiragongo volcano.

Native individuals welcomed President Kagame.  

Byukusenge Emmanuel, a displaced particular person within the Inyemeramihigo camp, mentioned: “This go to (of Rwandan President Paul Kagame) is a superb pleasure for us, as a result of he has come to indicate us his solidarity. 

“He has come to indicate us that we’re not alone on this disastrous state of affairs.”

Musabinema Divine who can also be stain within the camp, added: “On this camp we now have no issues. 

“The kids have milk, biscuits, there’s meals for the adults too. We even have bogs. We’re handled effectively right here.”

The Sebeya River was the primary web site visited by President Kagame when he arrived in Rubavu, accompanied by ministers and native leaders

An emergency fund has been arrange for members of the general public and Rwandan diaspora to contribute to the reduction operation.

In Might 2020, a minimum of 65 individuals died in Rwanda as heavy rains pounded the area whereas greater than 200 individuals died in floods and landslides within the first 4 months of 2018.

This week greater than 170 individuals died after heavy rains and flooding in japanese DR Congo.

Specialists say excessive climate occasions are taking place with elevated frequency and depth as a consequence of local weather change.