10 June 2016
DIRCO and the Gift of the Givers make a donation to cyclone-hit Madagascar
Following an urgent appeal by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Madagascar to respond to the emergency situation fomented by the cyclone “Chedza” and the on-going floods since January 2015, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has partnered with the Gift of the Givers Foundation to provide humanitarian assistance to Madagascar.
The project is funded by the African Renaissance Fund (ARF), an important tool in the pursuit of South Africa’s foreign policy objectives, particularly the renewal of the African Continent.
The value of the humanitarian assistance amounts to R7 million which comprises of eight containers of clothing, blankets, food items, detergents and hygiene packs.
The consignment will be received in Madagascar by the South African Ambassador, H.E. Ms Maud Dlomo, who will consult with the Government of the Republic of Madagascar in the distribution of the consignment.
DIRCO enjoys a constructive partnership with the Gift of the Givers Foundation and is once again pleased by the latter’s spirit of Ubuntu and invaluable cooperation to address the pressing socio-economic needs resulting from natural disasters in Madagascar.
The Republic of South Africa remains committed to support national reconciliation, socio-economic development and a lasting political solution in Madagascar.
Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974
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