Grant approved for drought victims in Somalia

     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 $4.934 million to World Vision Hong Kong for providing relief to drought victims in Somalia.
     Announcing the grant today (April 13), a spokesman for the Government said that the grant will be used to provide water, containers and filters. 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, World Vision 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.

Ends/Thursday, April 13, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:10