UAE aid vessel due in Mogadishu in days

A ship carrying 600 tonnes of relief from the UAE will arrive soon in Somalia.

A ship carrying more than 600 tonnes of relief, medical and sheltering supplies is due to berth at Mogadishu in the next few days.

The second UAE relief team stationed in Somalia visited the port in Mogadishu, where its deputy manager, Ahmed Abdi Qari, showed them a warehouse for the UAE aid supplies. The supplies will be distributed to drought victims in the Horn of Africa, the state news agency Wam reported.

At a meeting with UAE aid workers, Mr Abdi Qari expressed gratitude to the Emirates for offering humanitarian and relief assistance to affected people in the Somali capital and surrounding regions.

He credited unceasing efforts by the UAE Red Crescent Authority to assist the distressed Somali people through its office in Mogadishu.

The RCA and other local organisations were prompted into action after Sheikh Khalifa, President of the UAE, ordered them to provide emergency relief.

Published: August 28, 2011 04:00 AM