Britain delivers COVID-19 relief

The British High Commission presented a donation of £20,000 (WST$68,000) to support the delivery of humanitarian programmes to households and communities throughout Samoa.

The donation was made last week to the Adventist Disaster Relief Agency (A.D.R.A.) to support Samoa’s COVID-19 response.

According to a British High Commission media release, the funding will help provide A.D.R.A with logistical equipment essential to the delivery of its humanitarian work.

That work includes supporting communities recovering from the impact of the COVID-19-led economic downturn that has led to massive job losses and a severe economic downturn. 

A.D.R.A is one of many agencies used by the Government of Samoa to facilitate and implement projects that contribute to the nation’s response to the pandemic, cases of which have now reached nearly 50 million globally. 

A.D.R.A. projects include: building and refurbishing homes to include hygiene facilities for vulnerable families, this includes transportation of building equipment. 

A.D.R.A continues to deliver food packs and hygiene packs to vulnerable families.

The British High Commissioner to Samoa, David Ward said: “I am delighted that as part of its support for the people of Samoa facing the challenges of COVID 19 and its impact on Samoa, the British High Commission has been able to support A.D.R.A in its important community work.”

A.D.R.A.’s Country Director, Su’a Julia Wallwork, said that A.D.R.A Samoa acknowledged with heartfelt gratitude the support of the British High Commission which has reached out to help the people of Samoa.

“We have been encouraged and strengthened further by the generous kindness from the British High Commission, so that we may continue to help families and communities throughout Samoa," Su'a said.

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