GOOBJOOG NEWS|MOGADISHU: The Hormuud Salaam Foundation has announced a $1 million donation to bolster emergency response efforts in the ongoing flood situation in the country as part of its continuing humanitarian relief support in the country.
The Foundation said in a statement Tuesday that the donation will be used to support Somalis displaced and affected by floods in various parts of the country. It noted that the donation was in line with its commitment to support Somali people who are undergoing difficulties.
The Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of Hormuud Telecom and Salaam Bank said donation will be ‘distributed as cash aid through Hormuud Telecom’s extensive
mobile network, EVC Plus, ensuring support is given quickly and securely to those
most in need.’
Chief Executive Officer Abdullahi Nur Osman, while announcing the donation, condoled with families who have been affected by the floods.
“This year’s unprecedented floods have inflicted profound and widespread displacement. Its effects have been compounded by previous years’ droughts, which continue to impact the nation’s recovery from challenging conditions,” Osman said. He added that, “In response to these catastrophic floods, the Hormuud Salaam Foundation pledges a donation of one million dollars to aid those affected, with swift delivery anticipated.”
He reiterated the commitment of the Foundation and the senior management of Hormuud Telecom and Salaam Bank in supporting those impacted by the floods.
The Foundation has, in the recent past, been involved in relief efforts in the country. On Monday, the Foundation dispatched a team to Jowhar town in the Middle Shabelle region to support businesses that lost property following a fire in the main market.
The Foundation also conducted a heart screening for 119 children drawn from different parts of the country late November.
Over 100 people have since been killed, and close to a million others have been displaced by floods in Somalia according to the government.