Up to 35 new houses for refugees in a war torn region of central Africa will now be built thanks to county wide clothing charity appeal.
The homes Central African Republic after the charity Homes From Donegal raised €25,000 in their county-wide clothing collection in February. Over 23 tonnes of clothes were collected by the charity at 55 locations around the county.
Tim Jackson, founder of the charity, thanked all those around Donegal who had contributed to the collection, saying, “We can now put 35 more
refugee families back under a roof in Africa because of the great response. It only costs €700 per house, so a collection like this will make a massive difference to hundreds of people who have been living in squalor since the war began two years ago.”
Homes From Donegal was founded after Jackson visited the Central African Republic, working in camps with refugees who had been driven from their homes by militia groups. The country is among the ten poorest in the world, with an average life-expectancy of only 50 years. He described the war as one of the most brutal, ongoing conflicts in the world.