Hormuud Telecom donates $200,000 to Beletweyne relief efforts

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Thursday October 31, 2019 – MOGADISHU – Hormuud Telecom has announced a $200,000 donation to the humanitarian relief efforts in Beletweyne where thousands have been displaced within the last one week.

The telco said in a statement Wednesday it is donating the funds to ‘assist and alleviate the burden from those affected by the floods.’

Noting the floods were a recurrent problem in Somalia, Hormuud called on stakeholders to ‘join the forces and efforts for a durable and sustainable solution to these problems.’

The donation comes amid an appeal by Somali government this week to Somalis and the international community to contribute to the relief efforts.

Prime Minister Hassan Khaire Wednesday sent out an appeal to the international community to support the ongoing relief efforts noting though the government had injected aid support to the affected communities, there was still need to prevent the situation from deteriorating further.

The UN humanitarian agency OCHA said this week 182,000 people had been displaced by the floods with Beletwyene town virtually submerged in water.