Direct Aid Society carried out emergent relief campaign for 262 family at a total of 1710 persons in the village of “Ambandrica” in Madagascar where they were afflicted by the massive fire breaking out at night in the village houses made of wood and straw and it destroyed them all.
The aids provided by the Society to the afflicted population included baskets of food of the most important and basic food stuff including rice, oil, sugar and dry grains in addition to clothes, blankets, household utensils and school supplies for the children of those families.
The relief campaign has been done in coordination with the official authorities in Madagascar, under the supervision of the Director of the Office of Direct Aid Society there and by hands of workers at the center of the Society in “Mnakara” including the preachers, staff and students of the Society schools.
The campaign was met by large cooperation from the civil police in Madagascar, especially in the transport and distribution of aid to the beneficiaries. The transport and distribution of aid to the afflicted village, hundreds of kilometers away from the office of the Societyy, was extremely difficult and it was implemented based on several stages because of lack of paved roads. Sometimes they were transported via large trucks and at other times by boat to cross a river and finally they were carried on the backs of workers in the office and with the help of people walking in the rain and mud until these aids reached the village and they were distributed to the afflicted families.
The campaign has received good media coverage from the official television of the state and a number of daily newspapers, which praised the Direct Aid Society as the only charity which helped alleviate the suffering of those afflicted in this stricken village.
The Direct Aid Society is carrying out several relief campaigns in the African countries afflicted by the floods, rain and drought throughout the year, offering them aid and emergent relief materials without regard to the sex of the beneficiaries nor their color nor their race, which has had the greatest impact on earning the trust of local governments and the peoples of the region and led to the signing cooperation agreements and partnerships with those governments.