The British Ambassador to Argentina, Kirsty Hayes, celebrated the support of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent following the Corrientes fire disaster. “The UK is proud to be a taxpayer,” the diplomat said.
Humanitarian aid began in February.
According to Javier Castellano Mosquera, General Secretary for Coordination of Operations and Development of National Red Cross Societies, they “contributed to an operation to assist 1,130 people affected by forest fires in the province of Corrientes over a period of 3 months”. For this, they received an investment of 104.594 Swiss francs, equivalent to 12 million Argentine pesos.
According to the official report, the approval of the assistance from the Disaster Relief Reserve Fund (Dref, to which the UK contributes) aims to support the Red Cross rapid response in north-east Corrientes, through a cash transfer program for 150 families whose livelihoods or livelihoods are at risk. ; In addition to providing first aid, medical care, mental health and psychosocial support to firefighters, first responders and the community, and providing personal hygiene items.
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