A non-governmental organisation, Human Concern Foundation International, on Saturday donated the sum of N1m to the people of Somalia.
The HCFI in collaboration with the World Assembly of Muslim Youths, an international relief organisation, said the donation was made to alleviate the suffering of Somalis.
Speaking at the public presentation of the relief fund, the Executive Director, HCFI, Dr. Ibrahim Oreagba, said the NGO had observed that women and children in Somalia were becoming more vulnerable to diseases and traumatised due to drought, food shortage and conflict.
Oreagba said, “Somalia which was once the pride of Africa is now desolate. They live like scavengers on account of unending civil unrest and catastrophic impact of famine. In this Horn of Africa nation death is a recurring decimal and starvation is no longer a news.
“HCFI is emotionally touched by the happenings in Somalia and that lends credence to our resolve to collaborate with a sister NGO, WAMY – that has been on the ground there and furthering the work of charity in Somalia for many years – with a view to improving the lives of these people.”
The Country Director, WAMY, Sheikh Shami Noshi-Ali, said the fund would be diligently used to improve the quality of life of the Somali people.