Advisory: Heavy Rains in Mwanza Region, Tanzania

  |   Posted: February 13, 2020   |   Updated: March 09, 2020

Final Update: March 6, 2020

There is still rain in the Mwansa area, but most activities are resuming and life is “returning to normal”. In total, 33 beneficiaries were affected. The affected beneficiaries and their families received needed emergency support such as bedding, clothing, food, school supplies, and mosquito nets. They are resuming livelihood activities, going to school, and are feeling more hopeful now. The Compassion Tanzania National Office plans on utilizing Crisis Intervention funds for the repair and rebuilding of damaged homes.

Thank you for your prayers for the affected beneficiaries and their families.

Update #1: February 12, 2020

So far, 28 beneficiaries have been affected. The Child Development Centers (CDCs) have provided food, clothes and blankets for affected beneficiaries and their families utilizing Compassion Disaster Relief funds. Some CDCs have also purchased iron sheets which will be used to help repair damaged homes. Through additional local support the families have made bricks and purchased timber to rebuild fallen house walls.

Please pray for the affected families as they recover from damages and losses.

Disaster Alert: December 19, 2019

In late December, unusually heavy rain throughout Tanzania has triggered flooding and led to damaged roads and the destruction of many homes in Mwabuki and Usagara Misungwi, in the Mwanza region. So far, nine beneficiaries have been affected. The affected beneficiaries and their families are temporarily living with neighbors. The Child Development Centers have provided food and blankets.

Please pray for the safety and protection of the beneficiaries and church partners in this area.