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28-10-2016 | Africa

Somalia: ICRC delivers emergency food and household materials to 60,000 displaced by fighting Press Release


Nairobi (ICRC) - Following heavy clashes that erupted between armed forces of Galmudug and Puntland in Galkayo town, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) have distributed rice, beans and vegetable oil for up to 60,000 displaced people.

Some 34,000 people – those with the greatest needs -- received mosquito nets, tarpaulins, kitchen sets, basins, jerry cans and hygiene parcels provided. That is the ICRC's biggest emergency response carried out in the country this year. The food assistance is expected to last one month amid hopes that the situation stabilizes.

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