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Iranian Imam Khomeini relief foundation assists Somali displaced people
Friday, December 23, 2011

The Islamic Republic of Iran is assisting thousands of Somali displaced persons in Somalia who are suffering from an unprecedented deadly drought that has claimed the lives of thousands and displaced millions of others in what the UN aid agencies term as the worst to have ever befallen the Horn of African Nation.

The Somali capital Mogadishu itself witnessed the full wrath of the drought with almost one million displaced persons flocking the capital Mogadishu where Islamic countries had their bases and were assisting millions of drought ravaged Somali civilians with food aid and medicine.

Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation officially opened up its offices in the war-torn capital as a part of the ongoing Iran's assistance to the people of Somalia.

The foundation alongside the Islamic Republic Red Crescent team have so far assisted in feeding thousands of people in more than ten camps under their management as well as treated thousands suffering from ill health.

The Foundation on Wednesday distributed sewing machines to Somali women in Hamar Wayne district in Mogadishu so as to create employment opportunities for the Somali people.

The beneficiaries of the aid thanked the Islamic Republic for the aid. The Foundation also plans to sponsor Quran learning centers in Mogadishu in a bid to foster the knowledge of Islam to the Somali youth who have been forces to endure civil war for more than two decades now.

Islamic countries assistance towards Somalia has improved the living conditions of the displaced persons with Iranian Red Crescent being among the first group to initiate the resettlement of IDPs back to their regions after the UN declared three famine regions of Somalia as no longer experiencing famine.


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