Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Somalia TFG Charges Western Agencies Of Not Properly Providing Drought Assistance

Somali PM charges aid agencies with not properly helping drought hit people

MOGADISHU (Sh. M. Network) – The prime minister of Somali transitional federal government on Tuesday charged international aid agencies, including UN relief organizations with not properly assisting the drought displaced Somalis.

Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, the Somali premier made the comments during a fleeting visit to the several camps for drought displaced people in the districts of Wadajir, Waberi, and Hamarweyne of the restive capital Mogadishu.

Accompanied by members of his cabinet, the mayor of Mogadishu and the police, Mr. Ali walked inside the IDPs camps to observe the situation of the starving people lead in.

“We will launch full and tough accountability measures to trace how the aid agencies are assisting those who are in desperate need for help” the prime minister told reporters at a camp near Mogadishu’s international airport where 1,800 drought-affected encamped.

“They (aid agencies) are given money claiming they will help Somalia, despite that the people who arrived at Mogadishu are dying of hunger and that is unacceptable absolutely” he explained, citing United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and organizations in Mogadishu as an instance.

The prime minister’s statement comes a day after Mogadishu Mayor Mohamoud Ahmed Nur disclosed that more than 85,000 people, who fled from drought-hit regions, reached at the capital in search of food and water. It is sourced from AHN.

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