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Humanitarian aid from Russia to Somalia

A ship carrying 25,000 tons of wheat as humanitarian aid coming from Russia arrived in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The aid shipment, which arrived in Mogadishu on Thursday, was handed over to the Somali Disaster Management Agency (SoDMA).
The ship’s arrival ceremony was welcomed by various officials, including Somali Interior Minister Ahmed al-Faqi, and the shipment was officially handed over by the Russian ambassador to Somalia and Djibouti, Mikhail Golovanov. The Somali government welcomed Russian assistance and expressed its gratitude for the country’s support.
It is also expected that this shipment will be the first batch of promised aid to Africa, while Somalia also hopes to obtain additional support from Russia in the form of humanitarian aid to eliminate the effects of the floods.
Earlier, quoting the Commissioner of the Somali Disaster Management Authority, Mahmoud Maalim Abdullahi, the victims of the floods continue and nearly 100 people have died in Somalia, and in total, the disasters have affected more than two million people in the country.
Russian President Vladimir Putin also announced Russia’s intention to send free grains as humanitarian aid to 6 African countries on the World Food Program list during the Russian-African summit in July.
Somalia received a much-needed shipment of 25,000 tons (of wheat) from Russia to solve the problem (repercussions) of floods in the country. The aid shipment, which arrived in Mogadishu on Thursday, was handed over to the Somali Disaster Management Agency (SoDMA).
Putin also explained that Russia is ready to provide between 25-50 thousand tons of grain free of charge to Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Mali, Somalia, the Central African Republic and Eritrea during the coming months.
The Russian Minister of Agriculture, Dmitry Patrushev, reported that the first two ships loaded with wheat, each with a capacity of 25,000 tons, to Somalia and Burkina Faso, left Russia in mid-November.

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