The aid program includes operating an air bridge to reduce the repercussions of the drought disaster, and transporting tens of tons of supplies and relief materials to those affected, as its first planes arrived in the capital, Mogadishu.
The authority will also operate an aid ship at a later time to support its efforts in this regard and alleviate the suffering of the Somalis, and the authority’s program includes providing water through tankers and tankers for the displaced due to drought in their current areas of presence, as well as digging more water wells in regions and regions that suffer from severe shortages in supplies. water.
Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of the Emirates Red Crescent, stressed that the directives of the UAE leadership in this regard come in support of the state’s humanitarian, relief and development initiatives for the benefit of the Somali people, and as an extension of its continuous efforts to reduce the burden of human suffering.
He said that the authority has prepared an ambitious program that meets the needs of those affected in the current stage, and contributes to mitigating the effects of the drought disaster.
Al-Falahi indicated that the authority is doing its best to make the required difference in humanitarian relief efforts in a number of Somali regions most affected by the current humanitarian conditions, stressing that the UAE’s interest in the humanitarian conditions of the Somali people is not new, but has been going on for decades, and comes in The framework of the role played by the state to reduce human suffering around the world, from a purely humanitarian perspective and is not linked to gender, race or sect. Rather, its features determine the human need wherever he is for support and assistance.
It is noteworthy that a number of Somali states are suffering from drought due to the lack of rain for three consecutive seasons, and as a result 4.6 million people need urgent assistance, and the drought disaster has led to the displacement of 345,000 people inside Somalia.