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ERCS Distributes Food And Non-food Items To Flood Victims In Jigjiga

Post Date: Monday, April 11, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                By Degsew Amanu

Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) has distributed food and non-food items (NFI) for 200 households who are affected by the recent El Niño induced flood in Jigjiga town of Somali region.

According to Ato Hagos Gemechu, Deputy Secretary General for Programs, the Society has extended NFI as well as biscuits and juice worth of more than 200,000 ETB in collaboration with the local administration.

“Despite the efforts made by the government and non-government organizations, the situation still remains as a big concern,” Ato Hagos said. “Thus, ERCS will continue to bring long term solution to the affected areas as they are part of its resilience project implemented in partnership with Sister Partner National societies”. 

The Society has so far provided support for more than 122,000 drought victims across the country.

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