Mon Sep 19, 2011
Somali Minister for Women and Family Affairs says the people of her country are grateful for the humanitarian aid sent by the Iranian government.
“You gave us a feeling of security and the hope that we will be helped and supported in case any other disaster happens in our country,” said Maryam Aweys Juma during her visit to the office of Iran’s Red Crescent Society.
Aweys Juma also said that her people are living in good conditions in camps set up by the Red Crescent in the capital Mogadishu and that they’re pleased with receiving such aid.
Somali Charge d’Affaires Khalifa Kanye Moosa who also visited Iranian officials asked Iran for more help in order to save the lives of children, Red Crescent Society (IRCS) said in a statement.
Iran has sent fourteen convoys of food, medicine and hygiene products to Somalia where more than 10-million people are suffering from a prolonged drought, famine and civil war.