UAE President orders provision of $9mln urgent humanitarian aid to Somalia

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FILE PHOTO: Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan inspects an honour guard in Putrajaya. Bazuki Muhammad, Reuters

ABU DHABI - UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the provision of AED35 million of urgent humanitarian aid to Somalia to support its developmental efforts.

The directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed to provide this assistance come within the framework of the fraternal relations between the two countries, and this initiative confirms the UAE's keenness to support friendly countries, and its efforts to develop its bilateral relations with Somalia.

The UAE's initiative aims to help meet the needs of the Somali people in various developmental areas, in an effort to improve their living conditions and enhance the Somali government's capacity to deal with the humanitarian challenges facing Somalia.

Source: WAM

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