Aid for drought vic­tims

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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.

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