Grant approved for drought victims in Ethiopia

| May 25, 2017

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund a grant of $7.488 million to Oxfam Hong Kong for providing relief to drought victims in Ethiopia.

Announcing the grant today (May 25), a spokesman for the Government said that the grant will be used to provide water to victims, health centres, health posts and schools in the affected communities. The Committee hopes the grant will facilitate the provision of timely relief to the victims and help them restore their normal living.

To ensure that the money is used for the designated purposes, Oxfam Hong Kong will be asked to submit an evaluation report and an audited account on the use of the grant after the relief project has been completed, the spokesman said.

Source:The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

Category: Human Rights

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