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UAE sends more than 1,000 tonnes of food to Somalia in response to drought

Monday March 21, 2016

HARGEISA: Under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, a UAE relief ship has reached the Port of Berbera loaded with 1,060 tonnes of basic food supplies to be distributed among the Somali people.

The contents of the ship, which was sent by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, will be distributed to people in three provinces, including Burao, Sool and others affected by the drought that struck most regions in Somalia. 

A spokesman from the Khalifa Foundation said that a team from the organisation will oversee the distribution of food parcels to 8,000 families in the provinces and neighbouring villages. 

The food parcels, which weigh 80 kg each and contain diet staples, such as rice, sugar, flour, dates, and milk powder, will assist recipients to endure the hardships caused by the drought that has plagued their land and harmed farms and livestock.  


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