DE BEERS GROUP CONTRIBUTES N$15 MILLION TO NAMIBIA COVID-19 RESPONSE EFFORT

07 April 2020 | Business

De Beers Group announced yesterday that it will contribute N$15million to aid the Government of the Republic of Namibia’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. The contribution will provide urgently needed logistical, supply and community support.
Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group said, “With our contribution of N$15 million, De Beers is proud to play its part in supporting Namibia through this crisis. We will help government, healthcare professionals, community leaders and all those on the frontline to prepare for the crisis and mount an effective emergency response. We will be by Namibia’s side at every step of the response and will be its partner in recovery.”
In order to provide the most effective and relevant support to communities, De Beers Group has designed a Community Response Plan (CRP) to guide site teams around the world on the initiatives that should be undertaken to support host communities. The CRP has been developed by engaging with our communities, traditional and faith leaders, and government agencies to understand their identified needs and ensure we provide the right support at the right time, both during the pandemic and into the vital economic recovery phase.
De Beers Group’s contribution to Namibia forms part of a larger effort across its four producing countries including Botswana, Canada and South Africa to support governments and communities in the procurement of medical supplies, logistical support, vulnerability assessment support plans, food security for vulnerable households, water supply to communities, community COVID-19 awareness and education, and local clinical support.
De Beers Group will continue to engage regularly with government and community leaders to provide all the support that it can, and stands ready to be a partner in Namibia’s recovery.

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