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2011-08-23

Somalia drought victims receive aid from Algeria

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Algeria is participating in international efforts to tackle the food crisis in Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea and Somalia. The first planeload of emergency humanitarian aid for Horn of Africa countries delivered 54 tonnes of food, tents and medicines to Somalia last week.

The operation is "a token of the solidarity that Algeria is showing to the nations of the Horn of Africa", Minister of African and Maghreb Affairs Abdelkader Messahel said August 18th. "Somalia and the other countries in the Horn of Africa are in a tragic situation," he said.

The first of the two-stage relief operation will deliver 600 tonnes of food and medicine to the Dadaab camp on the Kenyan border. The place is home to more than 400,000 refugees. The second stage will be implemented over the next few weeks, with aid being sent to Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Eritrea. The ports of Mombasa and Djibouti will receive 10,000 tonnes of food and medicine.

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    algérien 2011-8-24

    This quite good. As such, by God, when I was sitting at my Ramadan ftour (breakfasting) table filled with good things like juice, dessert, cake, **chamia** and other **skayeff** and when you see a poor Somali family – which is Muslim like us!!! – that cannot even find a grain of rice to put in their mouth, it makes you sad, especially during this month of Ramadan, which is synonymous with sharing with the poor, prayer and work and so on and we have transformed it into a month of gluttony and sleep.

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    خلود 2011-8-24

    Peace, mercy and blessings of God be upon you. First of all, I would like to thank you for your work. Then I would like to address my thanks to Algeria which didn’t forget its brothers in Somalia and other countries. I call upon the Tunisian government to stand as well with countries which need help and try to help them even with slightest things.

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