Red Cross aids flood victims


Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:00
Red Cross Namibia has come to the aid of hundreds of Oshakati residents affected by floods in Oshana, Omusati and Ohangwena region. At Ekuku they assisted flood victims by donating blankets, soap, pots, set of spoons and forks and mats.
Speaking at the handover ceremony attended by a number of Red Cross volunteers and members of the Office of the Oshana Governor, branch manager of Oshikoto Red Cross, Sacky Angula, said that the every contribution, however small, the Red Cross is giving will go a long way in assisting those that are affected by the heavy rainfall that recently flooded their homes.
Elizabeth Mathews, a victim of the flood, said that the donations they got from Red Cross brought meant a lot to her and other victims as they have been given hope again. “What we got today is really different from what we have been getting in the past. We got pots, cups, plates and other kitchen utensils, whereas in other years we only got blankets,” she said.
She said many flood victims lost most of their belongs during the start of the flood, while the few that managed to take out some more possessions could not save it due to space limitations in the tents they were given after they got relocated to Ekuku area.