Venezuela in Solidarity with The Gambia After Windstorm
On Saturday, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela expressed its solidarity with the Gambia after a windstorm caused the death of at least ten people and displaced over a thousand on July 9.
“From Venezuela, we send our word of solidarity and encouragement to the brotherly people and Government of the Gambia following the destructions caused by the storm that resulted in the loss of life and extensive material damages yet to be estimated,” the Foreign Minister of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, wrote on his Twitter account.
The Gambia Director of the National Disaster Management Agency, Sanna Dahaba, reported that 1,532 people had been displaced by the destruction of their homes, while 3,140 have been impacted by this natural disaster.
The windstorm has also caused damages to the electricity and water networks, prompting Gambia’s presidency to ask for help to “ease the burden on the affected families.“
From #Venezuela, we send our word of solidarity and encouragement to the brotherly people and government of #Gambia in the face of the destruction caused by the storm that resulted in the loss of life and extensive material damage yet to be estimated. pic.twitter.com/9ukGDaDOYJ
— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) July 9, 2021