US releases 250.7m/- for consoling Hanang disaster victims

DAR ES SALAAM: The United States has released $100,000 (approximately 250.7m/-) as relief for the victims of the catastrophic mudslide disaster in Hanang, Manyara Region.

According to a government report on Thursday, the disaster has claimed the lives of 76 people, leaving others homeless and causing the destruction of properties.

The US Embassy confirmed this on Friday on X (formerly Twitter), stating: “Today, the United States has authorized the immediate provision of $100,000 for disaster relief in response to flooding and landslides in the Manyara Region of Tanzania. These events have resulted in the tragic deaths of over 70 Tanzanians, damaged hundreds of acres of farmland, and displaced thousands of people.”

President Samia Suluhu cut short her Dubai trip, where she attended the COP28 summit, to begin her visit to the devastated area on Thursday.

She publicly announced that well-wishers have raised a total of 2.5bn/- for consoling the victims, and the amount will be deposited in a local bank account.

The Head of State warned officials not to tamper with the cash raised by various stakeholders.

 

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