reliefweb: "Islamic Relief saving lives in Somalia" - Islamic Relief USA

The following is an excerpt from an article posted in the reliefweb in April 2017:

Islamic Relief this week began the second phase of its drought emergency response, with food distribution and health programmes targeting internally displaced people (IDP) in Somalia.

Since November 2016, 536,000 people have been displaced in the drought-ravaged country. 70,000 have arrived in Baidoa and around 72,000 in Mogadishu in March alone, in search of food and water.

This week, the Islamic Relief team visited a refugee camp situated in Tredisho, 13 kilometres outside of Mogadishu. According to regional director, Yusuf Ahmed, the majority of people living in the camp were women, children and elderly men.

“In all my years working in the humanitarian sector, I have not seen this level of suffering. We found so many cases of malnourished, weak and ill children. Many of the adults were too tired to talk to us. I have also seen cases of newborn babies, some of them just two days old, whose mothers were too weak and ill to nurse their young children.”

Islamic Relief distributed food targeting 346 households. Food packs consisted of rice, flour, sugar, cooking oil, milk powder and porridge, which will sustain one family for a month.”



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