Mogadishu, December 2, 2020 – The African Union Mission in Somalia on Monday been given 3.5 tons of food items aid donated by the Italian contingent of the European Union Teaching Mission in Somalia (EUTM) to be distributed to 1 hundred needy family members in Afgoye, Southwest Condition of Somalia to enable reduce hunger and struggling as a outcome of COVID-19 pandemic and erratic climatic circumstances.
Afgoye is a loaded agricultural town situated 30km west of Mogadishu. As a final result of floods, locust invasion, COVID-19 pandemic result on businesses and now a drought, the locals, who are primarily farmers, have been terribly affected and urgently require help. This is why the Italian military services contingent donated the food aid to assist these needy households.
The donations which bundled rice, cooking oil, sugar and beans was formally handed more than by the Italian Continent Civilian EUTM Somalia Army Cooperation (CIMIC) Officer Lt. Colonel Matteo Mineo to Maj. Gen. Fidza Dhludhlu, AMISOM Head of Mission Support in a ceremony held at the sector 1 headquarters in Mogadishu. Community representatives from Afgoye ended up also at hand to witness the handover which also attended by AMISOM Senior Civil Affairs Officer Dr. Opiyo Ododa and sector a single Deputy Commander Col. John Winston Mugarura.
Speaking during the handover of the foods assist, Maj. Gen. Fidza, who was the visitor of honour, claimed it is critical for AMISOM to support aid susceptible communities throughout these tricky occasions of COVID-19 pandemic when most of their economic things to do have been affected. He promised AMISOM will deliver the foods to the meant beneficiaries.
“With guidance from our companions the EUTM we have been doing work in direction of a shared perception and collaboration in the provision and delivery of critical suppliers to the men and women of Somalia who are in desperate have to have. The goods we are acquiring now will be dispersed via the nearby administration whom we are grateful to share this good event with and who we seem ahead to functioning carefully with,” Gen. Fidza said.
Col. Matteo Mineo, the Chief Civilian Armed forces Cooperation (CIMIC) Officer for the Italian Contingent explained they perform closely with AMISOM and Somali authorities to enable the folks of Somalia and that Somalis can glimpse ahead to additional aid from them.
“This is not the initial and for guaranteed the previous CIMIC initiatives that the Italians operating for EUTM Somalia have finished and will do in near coordination with AMISOM CIMIC. Allow me really feel quite happy and grateful to be portion of these types of a successful application of cooperation amongst the European and African Union armed service contingent CIMIC team to help the community authorities and the Somali folks,” Lt. Col. Mineo reported.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mayow Muse Siidow claimed the food donations wouldn’t have come at a greater time than now because most of the persons in an Afgoye encounter a triple threat to their livelihoods from floods, locusts and now a drought. He promised the donations will get to individuals susceptible communities in Afgoye.
“Today folks have no dollars or foodstuff, for certain if this meals donation reaches them it will truly aid them since they can try to eat the foodstuff for a entire thirty day period,” Siidow claimed.