Somaliland aid workers have thanked the UAE for extending much-needed relief during spells of drought
The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has begun the distribution of emergency relief aid to to students of Sheik Zayed Al Nahyan Bin Sultan Al Nahyan for Orphans school.
Officials from the Somaliland National Drought Committee said the Somali people would never forget the UAE’s humanitarian support through the provision of basic requirements and persistent efforts to ease suffering during the drought, which killed livestock and damaged crops.
They were speaking at a ceremony organised by the Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation to distribute 16,000 food baskets in four region in Somaliland.
They appreciated the role played by other charitable organisations in the UAE in helping the Somali people. They said the UAE assistance came when people needed it the most.
A spokesperson of the Khalifa Foundation said ,”This in line with the directives of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to help the Somali people and alleviate their sufferings.
A ship from the UAE had arrived at the Berbera Port carrying 1,700 tonnes of basic food items from rice, sugar, milk powder and water to flour, dates and edible oil.