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Grant approved for drought victims in Ethiopia
     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 $4.64 million to Amity Foundation, Hong Kong for providing relief to drought victims in Ethiopia.

     Announcing the grant today (June 20), a spokesman for the Government said that the grant will be used to provide water, purification materials and hygiene kits. The Committee hopes the grant will facilitate the provision of timely relief to the victims and help them restore their normal living. The grant, together with the one approved earlier, will take the accumulative value of grants for drought victims in Ethiopia to $12.128 million.

     "To ensure that the money is used for the designated purposes, Amity Foundation, 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/Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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