Gedu Andargachew, Minister of Foreign Affairs has received monetary and in-kind donations from different organizations to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Accordingly, the Minister received a $100,000 donation from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) staff members and $1m from Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund (EDTF).
Similarly HOPE Enterprises donated 4.5m birr in-kind, Organization for Rehabilitation and Development in Amhara (ORDA) 2m birr and VSO in Ethiopia 1.2 m birr.
Furthermore, Pathfinder International contributed 541.808 birr, “Ahun Fiker” Organization 400,000 birr, ’Ras Agez’’ (Women self-help group) 300,000 birr and Organization for Welfare and Development 100,000 birr.
On the occasion, the Foreign Minister appreciated the initiative taken by all of the organizations to be part of the joint approach of fighting the pandemic.
He also underscored that such donations would add muscles to the government and people of Ethiopia in their fight to limit the spread of the virus and minimize its effects.