The United Arab Emirates (UAE) continues to distribute humanitarian relief to drought-affected people in Somalia

The United Arab Emirates, through its humanitarian agencies and in cooperation with the Somali Disaster Management Authority (SoDMA) and other authorities, continues to distribute aid to the local population and displaced persons in the areas most affected by drought, including the regions of Mahas and Mataban in the governorate of Hiran. , State of Hirshabelle.

This aid is part of efforts to distribute more than 1,000 tonnes of relief items to the people of Somalia. He arrived on an Emirati aid ship at the port of Mogadishu to help meet the needs of around 2.5 million drought-affected people.

Food and relief items have been distributed to over 1,330 displaced and affected families in Bal’ad district of Hirshabelle state, over 400 families in Hudur town and 470 families in Baidoa, the capital of the southwestern region of Somalia. This aid is part of a relief distribution plan in cooperation with relevant Somali ministries and agencies, foremost of which is the Somali Disaster Management Agency.

Somalia is one of the Horn of Africa countries most affected by the drought currently affecting the region. The drought facing Somalia is the worst in decades, and there are warnings that the drought is turning into famine. The United Nations World Meteorological Organization has predicted that the country will brace for a fifth consecutive failed rainy season.

According to estimates by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), more than seven million Somalis face humanitarian challenges and need food assistance.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates.

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