UNHCR Recognizes ZF’s Commitment to Refugees in Ivory Coast
The situation of refugees from the conflicts in the Ivory Coast is still insecure. At Camp Berekum in Ghana, where Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) is actively working to help improve the conditions of the refugees, more and more people are entering the camp seeking help. Although the major fighting in the Ivory Coast has subsided, people do not feel safe to return home quite yet.
ZF recently received a letter of thanks from Mr. Nana Asiedo, the manager of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) camp where ZF is assisting refugees. The text of the letter is reproduced below.
Mr. Halil Demir
Zakat Foundation of America
Dear Mr. Demir,
On behalf of NADMO (National Disaster Management Organisation) I would like to sincerely thank the Zakat Foundation of America for your generous gifts of clothes, food, communication equipment and support for small enterprises in terms of sewing machines. We know that the refugees from Cote d’Ivoire are also very grateful. Your commitment to helping them in Brong Afaho community is sincerely appreciated.
The short term aim is to establish these refugees in a more permanent camp with better facilities and service provision. With the help of donations from supporters such as you we hope to continue to see improvements in their living conditions.
Thanks again for your generous support of our efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to the refugees from Cote d’Ivoire.
Mr. Nana Osei Asiedu