Red Cross Society of China provides financial support to drought victims in Ethiopia
The Red Cross Society of China has provided financial donation to support drought victims in Ethiopia through the Red Cross Society of the East African country.
La Yifan, Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia, handed over the donation check to Firehiwot Worku, Secretary General of the Red Cross Society of Ethiopia, at a ceremony held on March 10 in the country’s capital Addis Ababa.
In last November, the government of China donated 50 million Yuan (about 7.9 million U.S. dollars) food aid to the drought affected people in Ethiopia.
The Ambassador stated that Ethiopia and China are brotherly countries, and the Chinese people closely follow the drought situation in Ethiopia.
“And for that matter, after the initial contribution last November from my government with the amount of 50 million Yuan food aid to the Ethiopian people, the Red Cross Society of China would also like to show their compassion to the drought victims in Ethiopia,” said the ambassador.
Stating that China and Ethiopia have been cooperating in different arenas, La said, “China will not be absent when our dear brothers, Ethiopians have encountered some temporary problem.”
He also assured that “as the representative of the Chinese government and the Chinese people, I am going to continue to garner support from the Chinese government and the Chinese people to help Ethiopians to fight against the drought that you are experiencing for the moment.”
Firehiwot Worku, Secretary General of the Red Cross Society of Ethiopia, has commended the Chinese government and people for the support they have been giving to Ethiopia.