Tasiast provides $250,000 of emergency assistance to local communities

Kinross Tasiast recently donated US$250,000 to provide emergency assistance to the Guidimaka and Inchiri communities in Mauritania.  The communities were most affected by severe rainfall that resulted in flooding and loss of property and supplies earlier this year. The donation provides significant food aid and medical services, as well as supplies to support homes, infrastructure and crops.

A delegation of Tasiast employees travelled across Mauritania to support the donation efforts, which included delivering over 600 food kits (each kit includes 50 kilograms of rice, 50 kg of sugar, 25 kg of pasta, 25 kg of biscuits and 10 litres of oil), 3,000 mosquito nets, as well as approximately 21 tons of cement and more than 15,000 metres of fence material to help rebuild damaged areas.

Our mobile medical clinic is expected to travel to these areas and ramp up support to help approximately 4,000 people. Over the past eight years, Tasiast’s mobile medical clinic has reached approximately 17,500 people.

Brahim M’Bareck, Vice-President, External Relations, Tasiast, headed the delegation and spoke at the events about Kinross’ commitment to supporting local communities.

“At Kinross, we share a strong commitment to being a responsible miner and assisting our neighbours,” said Brahim. “When we heard about this tragedy, our external relations team worked together to assess the damages and find ways to use our resources to provide relief to these communities. We hope our donations can support these victims through this difficult time.”

Tasiast representatives at the event.
From left to right: Hapsatou Bal, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Tasiast, Deputy prefect of Akjoujt, Brahim M’Bareck, Vice-President, External Relations, Tasiast, Ahmed Yacoub, Mayor of Akjoujt, Deputy Governor of Inchiri, and Mohamed Khattar, Corporate Responsibility Officer, Tasiast
Food kits at the donation event
Supplies are delivered to the local community
Medical staff examine a patient through our mobile clinics