The UAE continues to provide aid to the local population and those who have been displaced in the regions most affected by the drought, including the Mahas and Mataban regions in Hiran Governorate, Hirshabelle State, through its humanitarian organisations and in collaboration with the Somali Disaster Management Authority (SoDMA) and other authorities.
This assistance is a part of initiatives to provide the Somali people with more than 1,000 tonnes of relief materials. To assist the roughly 2.5 million people affected by drought, it arrived on an Emirati aid ship to the port of Mogadishu.
More than 1,330 displaced and affected families in the Bal’ad District of Hirshabelle State, more than 400 families in Hudur, and 470 families in Baidoa, the region’s capital, have received food and relief supplies. This assistance is a component of a plan to distribute aid in coordination with the pertinent ministries and organisations in Somalia, chief among them the Somali Disaster Management Agency.
One of the nations in the Horn of Africa that is most impacted by the current drought in the area is Somalia. The worst drought Somalia has seen in years is currently underway, and famine warnings have been issued. The nation should prepare for a fifth consecutive unsuccessful rainy season, according to the World Meteorological Organization of the United Nations.
Over seven million Somalis are estimated to be in need of food assistance, according to estimates from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).