The US Government through its Embassy in Rwanda has pledged to contribute Rwf 43 million to support Rwanda following diseases that hit the nation recently.
This is after the visit by H.E Peter H. Vrooman, the US envoy to Rwanda to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees ( MIDIMAR) today Thursday, May 10, 2018.
H.E Peter H. Vrooman extended his condolences to the Government of Rwanda and mostly to the families whose members have been killed by the current disaster effects.
Further, he informed the Minister of MIDIMAR, Hon. DE BONHEUR Jeanne d’Arc that the U.S. Government contributes 43 million Rwandan Francs for emergency rain damage relief.
“Through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), we have authorized over 43 million RWF for immediate emergency response to the destruction caused by heavy rain storms since January, 2018,” said H.E Peter H. Vrooman, the U.S Ambassador to Rwanda.
“The aid was provided to CARE International in Rwanda (CARE Rwanda) to assist the Government of Rwanda in replacing emergency relief supplies for households in Kirehe and Rubavu district which are disaster most affected districts,” he added.
The supplies that will be provided under the emergency funds from U.S. Government include items such as sleeping mats, saucepans, blankets, mosquito nets, mattresses for pregnant women, jerrycans and hygiene products.
In addition, both dignitaries discussed the general situation of refugees in Rwanda, main challenges in humanitarian response and durable solutions for refugees. . The Hon. DE BONHEUR Jeanne d’Arc informed H.E Vrooman about the security normalization process of Kiziba Refugee camp .
Also, the Hon. DE BONHEUR Jeanne d’Arc commended the support and contribution of U.S. Government to the wellbeing of the Rwandan population and those on its soil.
“We thank the U.S Government for their support to the Rwandans. We also commend their partnership with the Rwandan people and specifically the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees towards the mitigation of Disaster effects and improving the refugees’ wellbeing,” said Hon. DE BONHEUR Jeanne d’Arc.