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Hormuud Joins Ongoing Relief Efforts

Hiiraan Online
Friday, July 22, 2011

The private sector in Somali on Friday joined the ongoing relief efforts in aid of millions of drought-displaced families in parts of Southern Somalia.

Hormuud Telecom, one of Somalia’s leading telecommunication companies distributed humanitarian food assistance to drought victims in the restive capital Mogadishu.

The telecommunication company targeted some 6000 Households in its initial stage of relief distribution at Mogadishu’s bulging IDP camps that are jam-packed on daily basis by fleeing families from devastated regions of Somalia.

The company’s aid package included an assortment of food rations and were given to worst-hit families in the two camps of Wadajir and Waberi districts within the capital Mogadishu

According to officials of the company the food aid composed of 25kg rice and a few liters of cooking oil is expected to keep each family for some day as drought bites severely in the country.

The IDPs have hailed the move by Hormuud, a company established in April 2002 in Somalia, and has since been engaged in some form of cooperate social responsibility.

Officials of the company also told the local media that it aims to bring in more aid this time to Shabelle region where the crippling drought condition is severely biting residents.

The donation of the aid food by Hormuud Company is a part of local and international efforts to mitigate a compounding crisis resulted by several seasons of failed rains and an endless conflict in Somalia where UN declared famine in some parts.