Dakar, 12 September, 2020 / 10:11 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of over 300 households spread across Dioceses in Senegal have benefitted from COVID-19 fund, receiving cash, food and hygiene products from the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops, Caritas Senegal.
In the September 9 report, the leadership of Caritas Senegal indicates that the charity organization has partnered with other entities to support vulnerable persons amid the pandemic.
Senegalese families have benefited from “thermometers, hygiene products, surgical masks, support for sensitization, training of health care personnel and the distribution of tons of food,” from the Senegal Emergency Fund, Caritas Secretary-General, Fr. Alphonse Seck said in the Wednesday, September 9 report.
“Since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in our country last March, Caritas Senegal, at the national and diocesan levels, has been working to find the necessary financial means to support the population in their efforts to be resilient,” Fr. Alphonse further said.
He added, “Caritas Senegal has not received any financial support from the Senegalese government as part of its commitment to the response.”