Egypt’s Decent Life sends humanitarian convoys to Aswan following inclement weather

Ahram Online , Saturday 20 Nov 2021

Egypt's Decent Life initiative sent on Saturday humanitarian convoys to Aswan to help citizens affected by the inclement weather that hit the southern Egyptian governorate last week.

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The convoys, which included up to 10,000 boxes of foodstuffs and financial aid, were organised by the Decent Life Foundation (DLF) in cooperation with the Egyptian Food Bank, a statement by the DLF said.

Last week, torrential rainfall, thunder, dust storm, and snowfall hit several cities in Aswan, where temperatures are usually high and rain is rare, causing the collapse of tens of houses.

In addition, three people died and 450 were injured after being stung by scorpions that were flushed out of their borrows during the spell.

The Decent Life initiative also distributed a first batch of appliances and furniture to affected houses, in coordination with Aswan governorate, the statement added.

The initiative said it will start repairing and restoring damaged homes in Aswan cities in cooperation with all concerned bodies, in addition to providing in-kind compensations to all families affected by the floods.

Decent Life, meaning Hayah Karima in Arabic, comprises a series of countryside-focused national infrastructure projects. It was first initiated in 2019 by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi who tasked the Ministry of Social Solidarity with developing Egypt’s poorest 1,000 villages.

In December 2020, El-Sisi expanded the initiative to include 4,500 villages within the framework of the Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt's Vision 2030.

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