Including Food and Non-Food Aids
As hundreds of thousands of people in Niger and Madagascar suffered from the drought and the conditions of displaced people fleeing from the war, Direct Aid Society has taken a decision to implement emergency relief campaigns in these two affected countries for distributing food and non-food aids to thousands of affected families and needy displaced people and refugees fleeing from the scourge of war.
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has issued a report for demonstrating that Niger needs 316 million USD as emergency aid and that the amount collected from this need doesn’t exceeds 2% (12 million USD) while the people of this area suffer from a severe shortage of food and nutrition and refugee services and other urgent fields.
The society focuses, in its relief campaign, on an area neglected by international, local and government organizations namely villages far away 130 km at the east of Zinder and inside the desert and 30 km far from the road. They are rural communities experiencing poverty, thirst and disease and where cases of malnutrition are experienced by the children. Also, the society seeks, in its campaigns, to purchase new ambulance vehicle at a cost of nearly KD 16000 as mobile relief project for the benefit of remote villages.
The society is also willing to launch emergency relief campaign in Madagascar including one thousand affected families at a cost of 50000 Euro as initial phase for the distribution of food and non-food aids after that the situation came to a semi-famine due to lack of rainfall for a year and a half and after the number of deaths due to hunger and water shortages reached up to 35 people and the affected were 380 thousand persons representing 30% of the population of Madagascar.
It is worth mentioning that the Direct Aid Society was founded in 1981 and is operating in Africa with 33 branches across 33 African countries and seeks to focus on the aspects of education and development of the individual taking into consideration the care and development of health services, the fight against poverty, ignorance and disease and development of human and the development of human resources in full compliance with the principle of transparency in the work especially in terms of the financial aspect in addition to the quality of work and create the spirit of cooperation as basic principles in its action policy.