Thursday 26 November 2009
Emergency shelter and school supplies flying to Niger
ShelterBox has already helped thousands of families in Niger this year
ShelterBox's is distributing emergency shelter and school equipment to communities in Niger, West Africa, which are still reeling from the effects of recent, devastating floods.
With the hard work of ShelterBox France and the help of Air France, 448 tents are being delivered to Agadez this week.
A further 50 disaster relief tents and classroom equipment for up to 200 children are being deployed with the assistance of the French military. Each of the four 'Classrooms in a Box' will provide a teacher and 50 pupils with items such as pens, paper, chalk, blackboards and maths sets, enabling them to resume lessons after the devastation.
A highly-trained ShelterBox Response Team will be arriving in Niger shortly to distribute the aid.
John Leach, ShelterBox's Head of Operations, said: ‘Many more families in Niger remain in need of urgent help and we are doing everything we can to ensure they get it.'