ALGIERS- A second cargo of humanitarian aid of 105 tones for the families affected by the floods in Niger was loaded Tuesday on two military cargo aircrafts which took off from the military base of Boufarik, said a communiqué of the National Defense Ministry.
In addition, Algeria has granted, on the instructions of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, a donation of 500 tents to the Republic of Niger, as a solidarity action with the populations affected by the floods which recently hit this country.
The delivery of this aid, operated by means of the National People’s Army (ANP), is spread over two days, at the rate of two daily flights.
A first tranche of 250 tents was handed over on September 29, by the Algerian Ambassador to Niger to the Nigerian Minister Delegate in charge of African Integration and Nigeriens abroad, Ms. Ataka Zaharatou Aboubacar, during an official ceremony organized in Niamey. The remaining 250 tents will be delivered today, September 30, 2020.
This donation, decided following an official request formulated by the senior Nigerien authorities and which intervenes in a particularly difficult health context marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, is part of the traditional Algerian-Nigerian solidarity actions aiming to alleviate the suffering of families affected by these floods, which caused several loss of human life and significant material damage.
This aid also tends to contribute to the implementation of the humanitarian emergency plan put in place by the Nigerien government following this natural disaster.
This gesture reflects the secular solidarity and fraternity which have always prevailed in the relations between the two brotherly and neighboring countries, united by blood, culture and geography.
Finally, it should be noted that Algeria is the first country to have responded favorably to the appeal for international aid launched by the Nigerien government following these floods.