Angola: Government assists 500,000 victims of natural disasters

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Luanda - At least 500,000 people, victims of natural calamities, were assisted from October 2009 to May 2010, in several areas of the country, under the Angolan programme of the Welfare Ministry (Minars).

This announcement was made up by the minister João Baptista Kussumua, during a session of questions and answers among government members and parliamentarians of the sixth commission of the National Assembly, this Thursday, here, in the Congresses Palace.

The government intervention, according to the official, has been avoiding human deaths and destruction of families in many localities where natural calamities happen.

Concerning drug addiction, João Baptista Kussumua said that the Ministry has been holding partnership with institutions trained to support people in this condition, adding that Minars has been supporting permanent emotional projects for families of addicted people.