Somali government praises Qatari aid to flood-affected people

Mogadishu: The Somali government commended the assistance provided by the State of Qatar to those affected by floods that hit large parts of the country, following the generous directives of Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to launch an airlift for flood relief in the Federal Republic of Somalia.

Somali Federal Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hamza Said Hamza, praised the repeated relief initiatives undertaken by Qatar for the benefit of Somali citizens.

He expressed his deep thanks and appreciation to Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The Somali Federal Minister said that the Qatari aid was timely because citizens in the affected areas of Somalia suffered the most, pointing out that this assistance would ease the suffering.

Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Adam Abdelmoula expressed his thanks to Qatar for its generous contribution to the humanitarian efforts in Somalia.

The second batch of humanitarian aid provided by Qatar, through the Qatar Fund for Development in coordination with the Standing Committee for Rescue and Relief Works and Humanitarian Aids for Afflicted Areas in botherly and friendly Countries, arrived on Thursday in Mogadishu, accompanied by a team from the Qatari International Search and Rescue Group (Lekhwiya).

The total assistance reached about 88 tonnes of medical and relief materials.