AfricaThriving International (ATI), Partners to Provide Immediate Support to Flood-Affected Victims
December 19, 2015|
The AfricaThriving International – ATI (Formerly African Rights Initiative International) in partnership with Atlantic Trust Holding Limited and Atlantic Holdings of Dubai has been working non-stop to help flood-affected children and families in the Greater Accra city of Accra and other neighbouring towns following heavy rains, floods and fire that killed over 150 people, many of them are children. More than 30,688 persons were affected, houses were flooded and properties running into several millions of dollars were severely damaged.
The recent floods have also affected the livelihoods of thousands of individuals in one of the country’s most business areas. According to AfricaThriving International – ATI (Formerly African Rights Initiative International) Chairman and Leader of the Development Fund International, Alex Asiedu “The recent floods and fire have once again showed our country’s vulnerability to natural disasters,” adding that ATI (Formerly ARII) and its development partners have been closely working with the organization’s Disaster Relief Team to mobilize resources and provide support to the most affected people, especially children.
“These floods actually show that Ghana must strengthen its disaster prevention capability: Partnership of the private sector, civil society organizations with government is urgent in working to improve Ghana’s Disaster prevention and management Agencies and their effectiveness. The response to the recent floods was highly intolerable.”
Additionally, around 50 AfricaThriving International – ATI (Formerly African Rights Initiative International) volunteers, experts, Ambassadors and associate staff workers will work directly with the government and emergency response agencies, both at the national and local levels to restore hope to affected victims.
Announcing the relief package, the Chairman, who is also the owner of Atlantic Trust Holding Limited said victims will receive material, emotional and psychological supports of varying degrees. Over 50 disadvantaged children who have also lost their parents will also benefit from the AfricaThriving International – ATI (Formerly African Rights Initiative International) Sponsor a Child Project. “We will work to also resources schools affected by the floods so that children can get back in track and have the prospect of a fulfilling future”. He stressed.
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