PM appeals to international agencies to provide urgent assistance to areas hit by devastating cyclone

PM appeals to international agencies to provide urgent assistance to areas hit by devastating cyclone

11 November 2013

M appeals to international agencies to provide urgent assistance to areas hit by devastating cyclone

His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today appealed to international aid organisations to provide urgent assistance and essential services to the thousands of people in Northern Somalia affected by the devastating cyclone.

The Prime Minister, said:

“Many are feared dead and hundreds of people have lost their homes and livelihoods, crops and livestock have been lost and whole villages badly affected. Urgent assistance is required, especially in hard to reach and cut off areas, to provide clean drinking water, food and medical aid.

“There is a particularly urgent need for temporary shelter to protect the many displaced and vulnerable people from the elements.

“I appeal to international aid agencies to provide any assistance they can to the thousands of people affected by this devastating cyclone.

ENDS

Ahmed Adan 
Prime Minister’s Media Office 
Mogadishu, Somalia

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