Aid for drought victims
A relief ship sent by a UAE-based humanitarian organisation has reached Somalia with the aim of distributing more than a 1,000 tonnes of food to drought victims. A spokesman for the Khalifa Foundation, run under the directives of President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said that a team from the organisation will oversee the distribution of food parcels to 8,000 families. The ship landed at the port of Berbera yesterday loaded with 1,060 tonnes of basic supplies. The food parcels contain staples such as rice, sugar, flour, dates, and milk powder. The drought, thought to be the worst in two decades, has also hit Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Malawi and Zimbabwe. And the United Nations has warned that tens of millions of people could need food aid.