October 5, 2015 By Victoria Saffa
Action Aid International Sierra Leone on Friday, 2 October donated assorted food items worth Le66 million to flood victims at the Brima Attouga mini-stadium, east of Freetown.
The donated items include 200 bags of 50kg rice, 50 jerry cans of vegetable oil, 30 bags of salt, 20 bags of sugar, 10 cartons of maggi cubes, 10 cartons of baby food, 50 cartons of tomato paste, and 2,000 bundles of sachet water.
Executive Director of Action Aid International, Mohamed Sillah, said it was their responsibility to provide for victims of the 16 September flooding disaster, especially women and children.
He said the donated items were part of Action Aid’s contribution towards ameliorating the plight of victims, adding that they would be working in the affected communities after the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs provide them with the correct number of women victims.
“We have plans to work with the government for the relocation of the victims. We will continue to pledge our support to the affected people,” Sillah promised.
Receiving the items, Camp Coordinator, who doubles as Assistant Director in the Provincial Border and Security Department in the Office of National Security, Dennis Jumu, thanked Action Aid for the donation, noting that they came at the right time.
He assured that the food items would be distributed among the beneficiaries.