Date: Friday, 10 April 2020
As mentioned previously, the Eritrean Diaspora is currently engaged in a global fund-raising campaign to help the fight against the Corona pandemic in Eritrea.
Eritreans residing in the United Kingdom started their campaign some ten days ago. To date, over one-hundred thousand pounds (100,000£) has been deposited in the funds bank account, with a further 20 to 30 thousand pounds pledged.
The fund-raising campaign is been seen by the Eritrean community in the UK, as an opportunity to help, with children as young as seven and senior members in their eighties contributing to this fund.
The campaign in the United Kingdom is not just focused on raising funds, but members of the task force are coordinating efforts to help the vulnerable and the needy in their local Eritrean community.
We would like to thank all those who have contributed and pledged funds towards the campaign. We take this opportunity to express our profound gratitude to Mrs Miriam Yassin and her husband Mr. Michael Freudenberg, for making a one million Nakfa contribution towards the fight against the COVID-19.