IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation
  • Who are we
  • What we do
  • What can you do
  • Login
IHH extends helping hand to Muslims in Burundi
An aid team from IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation which travelled to Burundi in the aftermath of a flood disaster last month has provided accommodation and clothing to the flood victims.
Africa, Burundi 02.02.2013

 Life in Buyenzi in Bujumbura province of Burundi was paralyzed due to flash floods caused by heavy rains last month. Dozens of houses collapsed while hundreds of others were damaged in the city where 1,600 Muslim families live. 

After a local notified IHH about the disaster in the region, IHH dispatched an aid team to the region from IHH Rwanda Office. The aid team provided clothing and accommodation to the flood victims, with a value of 7,000 euros. 
Being one of the poorest countries in the world, Burundi is located in Central Africa, in Great Lakes. The name of the country came to prominence in mid 1990s due to the incidents in neighboring Rwanda. According to information from IHH aid team, three people lost their lives, four others were heavily injured while more than 500 people were left homeless in the latest flood disaster.
Problems in Burundi, which witnessed clashes among different ethnic groups for decades, remain unsolved due to poverty. People of Burundi who cannot even afford to buy food, clothing, clean water, healthcare services and fuel for heating are deprived of the means they need to improve their lives. 
In the meantime, flood victims have offered their thanks to IHH for the aid the foundation has provided to them and said it was the first time in the history of Burundi that a helping hand was extended to the people of the country from outside. Sending a letter to IHH head office, Muslims in Burundi said they expect IHH’s relief efforts in the country to continue. 
Related news
See all
IHH launched an aid campaign after the flood in Bosnia
IHH launched an aid campaign after the flood in Bosnia
Due to the heavy rains that have been continuing for a week in Bosnia-Herzegovina, a flood disaster occurred in the Bihac region. Many houses, workplaces and agricultural lands were submerged in the flood. IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation delivered food and hygiene packages to 165 families affected by the flood with the emergency aid relief it started.
Humanitarian aid from IHH to the people of Sudan who migrated to Chad
Humanitarian aid from IHH to the people of Sudan who migrated to Chad
The clashes between the army and the Rapid Support Forces (SSF) in Sudan have been going on since April 15. During the civil war process, in which 550 people lost their lives and nearly 5,000 were injured, more than 700,000 Sudanese migrated to different places. IHH, which provides emergency aid to civilians in the country, distributed hot meals and food parcels to people of Sudan who migrated to the border country of Chad.
IHH continues relief efforts with 5,943 people
IHH continues relief efforts with 5,943 people
The IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation is carrying out activities in earthquake zones with 5,943 search and rescue workers and aid volunteers. While the IHH Search and Rescue Teams pulled 3,028 deceased and injured people from the rubble, emergency aid volunteers delivered support to hundreds of thousands of people in many different areas.