Ecobank and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have signed an agreement to work together to empower local communities to cope with disasters more efficiently.
“Many innocent lives continue to be lost in Africa simply as a result of insufficient investment in disaster preparedness.
“Many of the natural hazards that take place do not need to become major disasters when a population is prepared and able to respond adequately.
“We need to address the underlying causes of this vulnerability, including lack of funding to equip communities with required systems and skills,” said Dr Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, IFRC’s Regional Director for Africa.
The growing gap between funds needed by humanitarian groups and funds available to them is a major cause of communities’ vulnerability to disasters.
It is on this account that Ecobank is partnering with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Africa to secure resources…