The Somali government received 40 containers of food aid from the United Arab Emirates Saturday, amid concern over famine in the Horn of African country. In a handover ceremony that took place in Mogadishu’s seaport Saturday, Somalia received much-needed humanitarian assistance from the United Arab Emirates in the presence of senior Somali government officials. The drought has already displaced a million Somalis who joined nearly 2 million internally displaced people who fled from Somalia’s previous drought. Hirsi Jama Gani, Somalia’s state minister for the office of the prime minister, welcomed the assistance and thanked UAE for helping Somalia’s drought relief efforts. Abdullahi Ahmed Jama Ilkajir, Somalia's Ports and Marine minister, said the food assistance will be delivered and distributed to all drought-hit areas in the country.
Source: Ethiopian News August 14, 2022 20:34 UTC