Posted by: africanpressorganization | 10 January 2009

Somalia Humanitarian




Somalia Humanitarian


MOGADISHU, Somalia, January 10, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the offices of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general

and the spokesperson for the general assembly president



In other news, the World Food Programme reports that gunmen shot and killed one of its staff members yesterday near Mogadishu.  This is the second killing of a WFP humanitarian worker in Somalia in three days.  Forty-nine-year-old food monitor Mohamud Omar Moallim was killed during a distribution to displaced people, about 10 kilometres north-west of Mogadishu, the agency says.  The gunmen then put his body in a WFP vehicle and drove off.  A short time later, they pushed the body from the vehicle and drove off.


Despite the challenging security circumstances in Somalia, WFP has managed to provide food aid to more than 1.5 million needy people in the country each month.  WFP shipped some 260,000 metric tons of food to Somalia in 2008, almost four times what it provided in 2007.


SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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