Aug 30, 2011

Somaliland: Citizens Donate $500,000 Drought Aid

Somaliland Has received $500,000 in donations from locals to help the people of southern Somalia during the ongoing drought. 

Below is an article published by Suna Times.

Somaliland has revealed that is has already collected over $ 0.5 million aid donations from its public to save the lives of hunger-stricken people in southern Somalia.

A committee tasked with collection of donations from the general public for drought and famine displaced people in southern Somalia said the campaign is currently underway and targets to collect enough funds for the famine victims in the region.

Somaliland’s defence minister Ahmed Hajji Adami who is also chairing the committee said in a press conference that they have already received donations worth $0.5 million from locals in the region.

He said they are committed to helping the starving people in the worst drought and famine-hit areas in southern Somalia.

Earlier, Somaliland’s Hajj representative in Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Adan Safina told committee members that they have delivered humanitarian aid to starving people in Dadaab refugee camps in northern Kenya and those camping at the border town of Dhobley on Somalia side of the border between Kenya and Somalia.