ShelterBox Works With Senegalese First Lady

 

hotograph shows the flood damage made to the buildings in Dakar, Senegal. The dark shadowed line across the buildings show how high the floodwaters were - over one metre, September 2012.
hotograph shows the flood damage made to the buildings in Dakar, Senegal. The dark shadowed line across the buildings show how high the floodwaters were – over one metre, September 2012.

 

ShelterBox is sending disaster relief tents and other lifesaving supplies to families affected by the widespread flooding in Senegal through working with the West African country’s First Lady’s charity. 

Foundation Servir Le Senegal (Fss) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ShelterBox, which outlines how the two humanitarian organisations are working in partnership to bring shelter to the most vulnerable displaced families in and around the capital Dakar.

‘There is an exhibition centre in the capital that houses many homeless families. It seems fairly organised with medical centres, shared cooking facilities, well managed waste and fresh water on site,’ said ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) member Ed Owen (UK). ‘But the roof leaks every time it rains as it is not sealed making everything and everyone wet.

‘Not only this but the centre has to be vacated in a few weeks time and there will still be nowhere for them to live.’

Read more here: SENEGAL

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