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China Green Agriculture donates to mudslide survivors

August 28, 2018

By Ibrahim Tarawallie

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China Green Agriculture Group over the weekend donated rice to survivors of the flooding and mudslide disaster which struck the country on August 14 2017 at Mortomeh.

According to Director of the group, Mike Guo, they felt obliged to sympathise and show love to the survivors as they try to get themselves back to normal.

“We feel part of you and that is why we come to give our own little help. It might not be enough but we hope to do more,” he said.

He stated that they decided to donate rice because it is what they are specialised in cultivating as a group, but assured of providing help in other areas of needs by the survivors.

“We want every individual and organisations to come onboard and assist these survivors. They need our help now than ever before. They are suffering,” Guo added.

Guo said they were considering providing learning materials to those going to school as per discussion with the Chief of Mortomeh.

The beneficiaries were full of praises and commendation for the group as they received their package and called on others to do same. They also appealed for more support from government and other organisations to rebuild their lives.

The flooding and mudslide last August killed over 1000 Sierra Leoneans while thousands were left homeless.

The survivors are yet to receive in full what was promised by the government. Marking a year after the incident, President Julius Maada Bio promised to turn the point where people were buried alive into a memorial site.

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