Saturday, August 13, 2011

News round-up: Famine in Somalia --Somalia PM orders aid protection, UN Humanitarian Chief Meets Famine Victims in Somalia.Somalia wants humanitarian force to guard food convoys, Turkey has launched a massive aid campaign,Turkish delegation arrives in Mogadish .Kuwait Red Crescent increases relief efforts in Somalia. Saudi physicians Come to Mogadishu. Canadians respond to Somalia disaster

Somalia wants humanitarian force to guard food convoys

UN Humanitarian Chief Meets Famine Victims in Somalia

Somalia's prime minister has announced the creation of a special force to protect convoys delivering aid to people affected by drought and famine.Abdiweli Mohamed Ali said the force would comprise 300 trained men, helped by AU peacekeepers who are currently providing security in Mogadishu.He was speaking after talks with UN emergency relief coordinator, Valerie Amos, in the Somali capital.Some 12 million people are affected by drought in the region, the UN says.Mr Ali said the force would have two main jobs: "Number one is to secure the convoys and to protect food aid, and also to protect the camps when food is distributed," he said."Second is to stabilize the city and to fight banditry and looting and any sort of untidiness."Mr Mohamed Ali's use of the word "untidiness" was something of an understatement: Mogadishu was until a few days ago divided in two, with the Islamist insurgent group, al-Shabab, occupying several districts.It has now withdrawn from most parts of the city, but has vowed to keep on fighting the transitional government.
'Scaling up operations'
Security has improved in Mogadishu, although pockets of resistance remain.After their meeting, Baroness Amos said the improvement in security meant the UN could intensify its relief efforts in the region."We are scaling up our operations in Mogadishu," she said. "UNHCR [UN High Commission for Refugees], for example, has had three flights come in this week"Unicef [UN Children's Fund]has had flights come in. The World Food Programme has had flights come in.But the aid operation in Somalia still faces huge challenges. Most of the famine-affected areas are still controlled by al-Shabab, which has often been reluctant to cooperate with international agencies.

Canadians respond to Somalia disaster

 Third cargo plane of Turkish aid takes off for Somalia

 Turkey Red Crescent representatives 

Turkish delegation arrives in Mogadish

A delegation from Turkey on Sunday arrived in Mogadishu ahead of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visit to Somalia on August 18.
The Turkish team are said to be preparing grounds for the arrival of the Turkish Prime Minister who is expected to visit Somalia together with his spouse Emine Erdogan.
Somalia’s interior and national security minister Abdisamad Ma’alim Mohamud and other government officers have received the visiting Turkish delegation at Adan Ade airport.
Head of disaster mitigation in the office of the Prime Minister Cusmnaa Nuurit Bechtash leading the Turkish team visiting Somalia said their trip is part of their effort in responding to drought and famine related crisis in Somalia.
He added that a Turkish cargo ship carrying humanitarian aid for the needy people in Somalia is expected to dock in Mogadishu tomorrow.
Somalia’s interior and national security minister Abdisamad Ma’alim Mohamud also revealed that the Turkish delegation came to prepare grounds for the arrival of the Turkish premier in the next few days.
Erdogan is expected to return to Turkey on August 19.
Turkey has launched a massive aid campaign to help efforts to fight hunger in eastern Africa where the World Food Program estimates that 10 million people already need humanitarian aid.
Donations collected by Turkish Prime Ministry and Religious Affairs Directorate reached 54.1 million TL in a campaign launched to help African countries.
The U.N. Children’s Fund estimates that more than 2 million children are malnourished and in need of lifesaving action in the region.

Kuwait Red Crescent increases relief efforts in Somalia 

 
 Kuwait Red Crescent representatives with Somalia pm Abdiweli Mohamed Ali
Saudi physicians Come to Mogadishu'


Saudi medics provide free medical service in Mogadishu

Doctor from Saudi Arabia on Sunday provided a free medical service to the needy people in Mogadishu.
Dr. Abdalla Al-Amri who is among the Saudi doctors offering the free service in Banadir’s Mother and Child department said they are sacrificing their time to help the needy people with their services.
The Saudi doctors are said to be responding to the current drought and famine related drought in Somalia, where tens of thousands are facing starvation.
Meanwhile the head of Banadir Hospital’s pediatric department Lul Mohamed Ahmed said diarrhea is becoming life threatening in Mogadishu, saying that over a hundred patients with diarrhea came to seek treatments in the hospital for the last few days.


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Ex-Somali Police Commissioner General Mohamed Abshir

Ex-Somali Police Commissioner  General Mohamed Abshir

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater
Somalia army parade 1979

Sultan Kenadid

Sultan Kenadid
Sultanate of Obbia

President of the United Meeting with Prime Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Egal of the Somali Republic,

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire
Sultanate of Warsengeli

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
Siad Barre ( A somali Hero )

MoS Moments of Silence

MoS Moments of Silence
honor the fallen

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre  and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
Beautiful handshake

May Allah bless him and give Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan

May Allah bless him and give  Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan
Honorable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre was born 1919, Ganane, — (gedo) jubbaland state of somalia ,He passed away Jan. 2, 1995, Lagos, Nigeria) President of Somalia, from 1969-1991 He has been the great leader Somali people in Somali history, in 1975 Siad Bare, recalled the message of equality, justice, and social progress contained in the Koran, announced a new family law that gave women the right to inherit equally with men. The occasion was the twenty –seventh anniversary of the death of a national heroine, Hawa Othman Tako, who had been killed in 1948 during politbeginning in 1979 with a group of Terrorist fied army officers known as the Somali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF).Mr Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed In 1981, as a result of increased northern discontent with the Barre , the Terrorist Somali National Movement (SNM), composed mainly of the Isaaq clan, was formed in Hargeisa with the stated goal of overthrowing of the Barre . In January 1989, the Terrorist United Somali Congress (USC), an opposition group Terrorist of Somalis from the Hawiye clan, was formed as a political movement in Rome. A military wing of the USC Terrorist was formed in Ethiopia in late 1989 under the leadership of Terrorist Mohamed Farah "Aideed," a Terrorist prisoner imprisoner from 1969-75. Aideed also formed alliances with other Terrorist groups, including the SNM (ONLF) and the Somali Patriotic Movement (SPM), an Terrorist Ogadeen sub-clan force under Terrorist Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess in the Bakool and Bay regions of Southern Somalia. , 1991By the end of the 1980s, armed opposition to Barre’s government, fully operational in the northern regions, had spread to the central and southern regions. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled their homes, claiming refugee status in neighboring Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. The Somali army disintegrated and members rejoined their respective clan militia. Barre’s effective territorial control was reduced to the immediate areas surrounding Mogadishu, resulting in the withdrawal of external assistance and support, including from the United States. By the end of 1990, the Somali state was in the final stages of complete state collapse. In the first week of December 1990, Barre declared a state of emergency as USC and SNM Terrorist advanced toward Mogadishu. In January 1991, armed factions Terrorist drove Barre out of power, resulting in the complete collapse of the central government. Barre later died in exile in Nigeria. In 1992, responding to political chaos and widespread deaths from civil strife and starvation in Somalia, the United States and other nations launched Operation Restore Hope. Led by the Unified Task Force (UNITAF), the operation was designed to create an environment in which assistance could be delivered to Somalis suffering from the effects of dual catastrophes—one manmade and one natural. UNITAF was followed by the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM). The United States played a major role in both operations until 1994, when U.S. forces withdrew. Warlordism, terrorism. PIRATES ,(TRIBILISM) Replaces the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration .While the terrorist threat in Somalia is real, Somalia’s rich history and cultural traditions have helped to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorism. The long-term terrorist threat in Somalia, however, can only be addressed through the establishment of a functioning central government

The Honourable Ronald Reagan,

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His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)
Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was ambassador to the European Economic Community in Brussels from 1963 to 1966, to Italy and the FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] in Rome from 1969 to 1973, and to the French Govern­ment in Paris from 1974 to 1979.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac 'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac  'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.
Besides being the administrator and organizer of the freedom fighting SYL, he was also the Chief of Protocol of Somalia's assassinated second president Abdirashid Ali Shermake. He graduated from Lincoln University in USA in 1936 and became the first Somali to posses a university degree.

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Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic
Somalia

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