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Lesotho Red Cross escalates fight against COVID-19


April 24, 2021 2 min read

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THE Lesotho Red Cross Society (LRCS) will officially hand over a tippy tank constructed in Qacha’s Nek district on Monday.

According to a statement from the Society, the aim of the project is to ensure that public places that attract many people have the hand washing facilities in order to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and to assist orphanages that are hard hit by the pandemic.
It says the handing over ceremony will be officiated by the Minister of Police in the presence of the Commissioner of Police, the LRCS President along with the Secretary General.
It shows that 10 orphanages with a total of 404 children will receive food items from the same project in due course, adding that at least 100 homeless people and children received food during the lockdown period in Maseru and Leribe.
It states that the Society also held COVID-19 awareness campaigns under the theme 'Safety Tips and Precautions' in Maseru, Mafeteng, Mokhotlong, Leribe and Quthing.
The tippy tanks construction project is funded by the Coca Cole Foundation to the tune of M546 000.


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Standard Lesotho Bank also donated M80 000 to the Society to construct eight tippy taps and tanks for the Lesotho Correctional Service (LCS) in Leribe, Mafeteng, Maseru and Mohale's Hoek on March 31.

A donation of M217 000 was used for the construction of 34 tippy tanks, soap dispensers and sinks which were installed at all the taxi ranks in the 10 districts of Lesotho, as well as in four LRCS health centres of Kena, Kolojane, Mapholaneng and Thaba Bosiu.

The Society's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) project of LRCS provided agricultural inputs, as well as cash transfers to 2 005 beneficiaries in Thaba-Tseka, Mokhotlong and Butha-Buthe. The beneficiaries received cash transfers that were aimed at closing food basket gap and other basic needs.
The LRCS is a humanitarian non-profit making organisation that renders humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable communities in the country. LeNA
 

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