Responding to the Devastating Impact of December 3, 2023, floods and mudslides in Hanang District, Tanzania

Hon. Queen Sendinga expressing profound gratitude on behalf of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania

Hon. Queen Sendinga expressing profound gratitude on behalf of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania

Following the severe rainfall on December 3, 2023, that resulted in catastrophic floods and mudslides affecting 5,600 individuals and claiming 89 lives in Hanang District, CARE International in Tanzania swiftly mobilized in collaboration with key stakeholders. Our condolences and support go out to Hon. Queen Sendinga, the Manyara Regional Commissioner, Hon. Janeth Mayanja, the Hanang District Commissioner, and the Hanang District communities.

In a gesture of immediate relief and support, the Country Director of CARE International in Tanzania, accompanied by members of our Emergence Team, presented essential humanitarian aid focused on water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion to Hon. Queen Sendinga. This crucial assistance encompasses:

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Responding to the Devastating Impact of December 3, 2023, floods and mudslides in Hanang District, Tanzania

Pads, soaps, khanga, water bucket donated by care to each 240 households.

240 plastic buckets of 20-liters for 240 households,

240 water buckets of 160-liter for 240 households,

Five water reserve tanks of 2000-liter,

120 boxes of soap bars,

240 bags of laundry soap powder (30kg each),

480 pairs of kangas for affected women and girls,

120 boxes of sanitary pads (each box with 24 packets) and

240 dozen underwear for women and girls.

Hon. Queen Sendinga expressed profound gratitude on behalf of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, emphasizing the timeliness and significance of this support. Recognizing the vital importance of clean water provision, she assured that the government, under the leadership of H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, diligently works to restore damaged infrastructure, ensuring access to safe water for affected communities. CARE International’s commitment remains steadfast, prioritizing distributing these resources to vulnerable populations.

“It is a matter of pride for us that we were able to bring these individuals from zero to this level. ”

Furthermore, CARE International in Tanzania will spearhead hygiene promotion initiatives in collaboration with Hanang district officials and local radios in the Manyara region. These efforts aim to mitigate health risks such as diarrhea and cholera while raising awareness on preventing gender-based violence, exploitation, abuse, and neglect.

CARE remains dedicated to supporting and uplifting the affected communities during these challenging times.

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Responding to the Devastating Impact of December 3, 2023, floods and mudslides in Hanang District, Tanzania

CARE Tanzania country director, Madam Prudence Masako together with her team at Hanang district.