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      ORDA provides emergency assistance to more than 7 thousand people

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The Organization for Rehabilitation and Development in Amhara (ORDA) with 8.9 million Birr fund secured from David and Lucile Packard Foundation put Emergency Response to COVID-19 Crisis in North Gondar & Gondar City Administration in action.

A slowdown in the hotel and tourism, construction and other sectors of the economy due to COVID-19 pandemic caused many people for unemployment and put them in crisis. To solve the problem temporarily, ORDA has designed an emergency project which worths 8.9 million birr secured from the David and Lucile Foundation. The project targets to benefit a total of 7,095 people on a temporary basis in Gondar city, Beyeda and Janamora woredas. 80 percent of the beneficiaries of the emergency assistance are women, which mainly makes them less vulnerable to hunger by covering their food shortages and protects them from asset depletion (selling of properties). The emergency project gives due attention to provide temporary food assistance including food oil to people living with HIV/AIDS, diabetes patients, people with disability and the elderly.

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Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Executive Director of ORDA, Ato Eshete Gelaw said ORDA is benefiting the people of the region by implementing integrated development projects in the areas of safe water supply, irrigation infrastructure, environment and forestry, agriculture and youth employment opportunities in addition to emergency assistance activities.

Deputy Mayor of Gondar City Administration, Ato Teshome Agmas, on his part said ORDA is one of the organizations that covers the government's development gaps in the region, adding that many people in the city are facing problems due to the economic downturn caused by Corona virus. Ato Teshome gratefully appreciates ORDA and the funding donor on behalf of the city administration and beneficiaries for the emergency support. He also said ORDA has always been a public organization showing its solidarity during this difficult time.

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North Gondar Zone Administrator, Ato Worku Lemlemu, also praised ORDA & the donor for its emergency support in Janamora and Beyeda woredas as in and outside tourism is seriously hammered. Moreover, he calls for ORDA to support development gaps in North Gondar Zone with sustainable development projects during the Emergency Response Project Agreement signed on 25/8/2020.

It’s noted that ORDA donated a total of over 53.9 million birr worth of food (wheat flour, macaroni, pasta, food oil) and hygiene and sanitation items (hand sanitizer, alcohol, facemask and others) to prevent COVID-19 pandemic.


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