Comoros/ floods – France’s mobilization (May 4, 2012)
France is mobilized to help the people affected by the serious floods that have hit the Comoros archipelago in recent weeks and caused a lot of damage in several regions of the three islands of Ngazidja, Nzwani and Mwali. According to the initial assessments, 46,000 people have been affected and 9,200 are homeless.
In response to the request by the Comoros government, the Ministre d’Etat has decided to provide emergency relief. To this end, the Crisis Center and the French Embassy in Moroni are cooperating with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s Indian Ocean Regional Intervention Platform (PIROI). This relief will enable basic necessities, logistical equipment and products for water treatment, hygiene and waterborne disease prevention to be delivered to the people affected.
The equipment and products, which are expected to arrive in Moroni tomorrow, Saturday, May 5, will be dispatched from Réunion and Mayotte by the Ministry for Defense and Veterans.