45 tons of food baskets have arrived at Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu to tackle protracted drought in Somalia, APA learnt on Thursday.
The aid has been sent from Qatar Fund for Development and Qatar Charity, in cooperation with he Amiri Air Force.
The Somali Transport and Civil Aviation minister Duran Ahmed Farah, in a speech during the handover ceremony, expressed his country’s thanks to the government and people of Qatar for the continuous support.
He said the Gulf state has been helping the Somali people for more than twenty years, and stands by them in all circumstances, indicating that its latest support came at a time when the Horn of Africa country is going through an acute humanitarian situation.
Somalia is among a handful of East African countries experiencing drought in the past six months due to inclement weather.
Late last year, the UN warned that tens of millions of people in the region would be prone to hunger if the situation continues into the first half of 2022.