by Andegna.com) The President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella pledged to the two United Nations humanitarian agencies with a new contribution of 630 thousand Euro, during his visit to the Teirkidi refugee camp in Gambella, on Wednesday.
The total amount of the pledge aim to support the International Organizations in tackling the refugees’ emergency to increase access to clean and safe water with an amount of 430 thousand Euro to UNICEF for the hosting communities of Itang, and another pledge of 200 thousand Euro to UNHCR is utilized to improve the quality of education in the camps both in terms of infrastructures and school materials, said the Italian Embassy on statement.
The President visited a water supply project, co-funded with other development partners, and supported also by the Italian Government with a contribution to UNICEF of 450 thousand Euros, aiming at supplying water to Teirkidi and Kule camps as well as to the hosting community of Itang.
According to the Embassy, the overall number of people who benefit from the project is approximately 150,000, considering both refugees in the camps and hosting surrounding communities.
Furthermore, he paid a visit to one of the Child Friendly Spaces providing psychological support to the children, which is managed by Save the Children International and overall coordinated by ARRA in collaboration with UNHCR. He was warmly welcomed by children, teachers and aid workers from different agencies operating in the camp.