Tuesday, June 26, 2012

AU Deputy Chairperson Thanks Equatorial Guinea for Sending Humanitarian Aid to Somalia

 Government's donation is part of nation's growing humanitarian efforts

H.E. Dr. Erastus Mwencha, the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union, thanked the Government of Equatorial Guinea for donating $2 million in humanitarian aid to Somalia. A team of people from different groups within Equatorial Guinea will deliver the humanitarian aid, which is dedicated to helping the millions of people who were affected by a severe famine last year.

“It is worth recalling here the personal commitment of H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the then Chairperson of the African Union when he called for the gesture of solidarity from all member states to providing African solutions to African problems,” said Dr. Mwencha.  

The African Union Commission has received up to US$8.7 million through the UN Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator to fund ongoing projects. According to Dr. Mwencha, there is a greater need for aid because the famine situation is becoming more complex.