UAE relief ship arrives in Somalia

ABU DHABI: A UAE ship carrying 824 tonnes of food aid has arrived at the Port of Kismayo in Jubaland State of Somalia.

The relief ship has been sent in line with the directives of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and with the follow-up of Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and chairman of Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.

An official source of the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation said that the food aid will be distributed to the needy people in the drought-stricken areas of Jubaland with the ultimate objective of alleviating the suffering of the Somali people.

Somali officials and beneficiaries praised the UAE and the charity foundation for providing them with the much-needed humanitarian aid.