Second phase of Somalia relief programme worth Dh3.5 million

ABU DHABI — The second phase of the relief programme dedicated for Somalia has been started at a cost of Dh3.541 million, according to Saleh Mohammad Al Mulla, acting secretary-general of the UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS).

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 4 Jul 2007, 9:30 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:59 AM

Resumption of the assistance came on the directives of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and with the support of General Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and a close follow-up by Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and head of the UAE Red Crescent, to extend helping hand to the Somali people to alleviate their suffering.

The relief programme includes food materials to meet the needs of inhabitants in areas hit by clashes in Somalia.

The relief goods will be dispensed through the UAE Red Crescent office in Mogadishu in coordination with the Somali Red Crescent and international humanitarian organisations.

The total cost of the relief programme, covering two phases, stood at Dh12.863 million, said Al Mulla, adding that 1,500 tonnes of rice, 1,250 tonnes of sugar, 500 tonnes flour, and thousands of oil bottles and other food material were delivered during the first phase of relief operation.

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