Lions Club volunteers from several regions of the Kingdom have ensured the delivery of aid to villages affected by the fire that broke out recently in the forest of Bni Ysef Al-Srif, near Ksar el Kebir, and which has ravaged large areas of forest cover, fruit trees, fields and beehives.
Lions Club District 416 Governor Tarik Moudni told M24, MAP’s 24-hour-rolling news channel, that nearly 40 members of this network went to the affected areas to distribute more than one million dirhams worth of aid to 600 families.
As a non-profit association, the Lions Club is conducting this humanitarian operation to help people affected by the forest fires, he explained, adding that the aid includes blankets, food, clothing and school bags for families with children.
This is, he said, the first emergency initiative targeting mainly the villages of the commune of Boujediane most affected by the fires, noting that other similar initiatives will follow soon to assist the local population affected by the forest fires.
Lions Club volunteers, in collaboration with Moroccan Red Crescent volunteers and under the supervision of local authorities, were split into two groups to cover the majority of affected villages, reach remote areas and deliver aid to the most affected and vulnerable people.
Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse