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AmeriCares Responds to the Crisis in Somalia

  • February 14, 2007

Earlier this month, AmeriCares responded to the natural disasters and civil unrest that have devastated Somalia and forced more than 395,000 people to flee from their Airlift to Somalia: February, 2007homes. 

Partnering with the international aid organization Islamic Relief, AmeriCares provided more than $600,000 worth of vital medicines and medical supplies to the people of drought and war-stricken Somalia. The relief, which included medicines, medical supplies and nutritional supplements, is being distributed to the Islamic Relief established health clinics in Dangorayo and Ba’adweyn, providing aid to thousands of people. 

“The kind generosity of AmeriCares is highly appreciated,” said Rashid Warsame, Islamic Relief’s Regional Program Coordinator for the Africa Desk. “We need these drugs for the health services of these two health centers and our referral hospitals,” he added.

“We are pleased to partner with Islamic Relief on this important initiative,” said John Connell, director of emergency response for AmeriCares.  “The situation in Somalia is increasingly complex, and by working together, we can help bring relief to some of the hundreds of thousands of people who are suffering there.