By Maimuna Sey-Jawo
At least 3000 underprivileged families and individuals received provisions from International Humanitarian Relief Organisation, a Turkish charity based in the Netherlands.
They were in partnership with Cemiyatul Hyre Relief Organisation, CHRO, and donated 940 bags of sugar, rice and oil to needy families. Bulls and clothing were also donated to 100s of orphanage children for use during Koriteh celebrations.
The beneficiaries were drawn from across KMC, Central River and West Coast regions.
Speaking at the presentation held at the Abuko Upper Basic School, Musa Jallow, the country coordinator, CHRO, called the event historic as it marked “another landmark initiative” by CHRO and its partner organisation.
Most of the beneficiaries were orphans, women and children, he said.
“We will continue to seek the support and goodwill of all agencies in our quest to contribute our quota in national development” Jallow remarked.
He thanked the government of Turkey for the assistance.
Deputy Turkish Ambassador to The Gambia Birgi Ertufeklci, commended the efforts of the members of the CHRO.