Northern Red Sea Region Inhabitants Donate 1.2 Million Nakfa For Victims Of Volcanic Eruption And Earthquake
The inhabitants of the Northern Red Sea region donated 1.2 million Nakfa in support of the displaced nationals in Sireru due to the earthquake and volcanic eruption.
Massawa, 1 July 2011 – The inhabitants of the Northern Red Sea region donated 1.2 million Nakfa in support of the displaced nationals in Sireru due to the earthquake and volcanic eruption.
They made the contribution following a lecture by Dr. Gebreberhan Ogbagebriel, Dean of the Eritrean Institution of Technology, regarding the cause and consequences of the incident, as well as prevention methods of volcanic eruption.
Pointing out that the support extended is in continuation of Eritrean noble culture of supporting needy fellow citizens, the donors stated that the gesture gives them moral satisfaction.
It is to be recalled that the volcanic eruption that occurred around Sireru in the extreme south of the Southern Red Sea region on June 12 has caused earth tremor measuring 5.7 on rector scale. The tremor gave rise to dust that covered hundreds of kilometers which was also heard in the greater portion of the region.
The displaced nationals were relocated to safe places and are in a position of obtaining the necessary care through the Government’s emergency scheme.