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Kaira Suu gives to disaster victims

Apr 8, 2011, 3:20 PM | Article By: Abdourahman Sallah

Kaira Suu Federation, an affiliate of Child Fund The Gambia in Janbangjelly village, on 1 April 2011 gave humanitarian supports to disaster victims.

The gesture came in a form of bags of cements and corrugate packets to the people from Tujereng, Sanyang, Siffoe, Tanji among others to support and complement their strives in restoring their loss as a result of 2010 floods.

In presenting the materials to the beneficiaries, Ousman Darboe said that the items were given to complement their efforts in restoring their losses during the rainy season.

The gesture was made to support their sponsored children and families, he said, urging them to use the materials for the right purpose.

Serign Modou Joof, disaster coordinator of West Coast Region, revealed that reports have shown that the region was hard hit during the last rainy season.

"We must begin to see disaster not only as a one-off event but as a phenomenon, triggered by multiple factors requiring multiple and holistic solutions," he said.

He said the National Disaster Management Agency is ready to strengthen synergies that exist among stakeholders in the planning, preparation, mitigation, recovery and rehabilitation efforts required in dealing with some potential hazards that are faced.

He commended Kaira Suu for their efforts for responding to disaster victims' plight.

Lang Dibba, the federation's manager, says disaster is a factor that deteriorates and worsens poverty, which has placed the flood victims in a vulnerable state as most of their belongings got perished during the flood strike.

Alhagie Nuha Jammeh, the alkalo of Janbangjelly Village, commended the donors on behalf of the beneficiaries.