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Qatar sends urgent medical assistance to Somalia to combat corona pandemic

Sunday May 17, 2020

Doha: Qatar, represented by the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), in cooperation with the Amiri Air Force fleet today, sent a shipment of urgent medical aid to the sisterly Federal Republic of Somalia, within the framework of supporting the efforts of brethren in Somalia to confront and contain the outbreak of the corona (Covid-19) pandemic.

Tthe Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), in a statement, said that the total weight of that shipment amounted to 10 tons of medical equipment and supplies, such as masks and personal protective equipment for medical personnel, it was transported by the Amiri Air Force.

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Director General of the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari, stressed that the presence of the State of Qatar alongside its brothers and friends, especially amid this crisis, is important to help them combat the spread of this pandemic, which is a threat to the whole world.

He stressed that the QFFD will always stand with the brotherly Somali people by providing humanitarian assistance and supporting development projects.

He noted that QFFD had provided urgent humanitarian assistance during the floods that swept Somalia late last year, along with financial and medical assistance for the victims of the recent Mogadishu bombings, as the injured were transported to Doha for treatment in time.

Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) is also implementing various development projects in Somalia, the most important of which is the Mogadishu-Jowhar Road project, at an amount of $ 165 million. (QNA)

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