Emirates Red Crescent to send four plane loads of aid to Somalia

SourceThe National
SectorTransport
CountryUAE

The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) is sending four plane loads of aid to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Somalia. The east-African country is suffering from a prolonged and severe drought. And the UN has estimated 2.7 million Somalis could face severe food shortages over the next few months. The ERC has opened an air bridge to the country and will send four planes carrying hundreds of tonnes of basic food and humanitarian.

Two flights have already landed and the remaining ones will depart this week. ERC officials also established a food aid distribution process before the start of Ramadan to benefit ...read more...