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Covid-19: Civil society supports vulnerable people

Thu, 23 Apr 2020 09:36 - Updated Thu, 23 Apr 2020 09:36

Civil society joins government in supporting the most needy people (file)


Luanda - Several companies, private institutions and individuals are joining the Angolan government's efforts to distribute basic food packages to the most vulnerable people as part of the Emergency Plan.

In addition to food products, these civil society entities are supporting the vulnerable with medicines and biosecurity material.

According to the Multisectoral Commission for the Prevention and Fight against Covid-19, six thousand basic food kits were channelled by  Angolalissar alone, which helped to strengthen the diet of needy families and people sheltered in charities.

In terms of support, the commission also highlights the solidarity gesture of the Lebanese community in Angola, which delivered 195.9 million kwanzas for the purchase of biosafety, hygiene and food material.

According to the deputy coordinator of the Multisectoral Commission for Prevention and Fight against Covid-19, Carolina Cerqueira, the support received from companies and individuals has been of added value to the government, because it broadens the base of the number of people assisted in the country.

In statements to ANGOP, the government official explained that this is done based on a mapping for the identification and location of families in difficult situations.

Carolina Cerqueira also mentioned the support of the National Institute for Tourism Promotion, ENSA (which donated 170 million kwanzas) and the group of African diplomats accredited in Angola.