APS : Sunday, 08 October 2017
ALGIERS- Algeria has dispatched a humanitarian aid cargo on Sunday, made up of 30 chalets with the required equipment to the disaster victims of Hurricane Irma in the West Indies.
The humanitarian aid has been sent from the port of Algiers under the supervision of the director general of the Civil Protection, Mustapha Lahbiri, in the presence of France’s ambassador to Algeria, Xavier Driencourt, and representatives of the organizations involved in the initiative.
Lahbiri told reporters that the aid “comes under the instructions of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in solidarity with the disaster victims.”
It is a “humanitarian initiative,” he noted.
“France has always been alongside Algeria” in times of natural disasters, such as the floods of Bab El Oued, Algiers, in 2001, and the earthquake that hit Boumerdes in 2003.
The French ambassador thanked President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the Algerian government for the aid sent to the disaster victims of the West Indies.
In addition to human loss, Hurricane Irma caused material damage in the stricken areas.