Somali President appeals for urgent humanitarian assistance after flooding of Shabelle River.




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06/11/2013-**President rallies the nation and appeals for urgent humanitarian assistance after
flooding of Shabelle River.**

The president today traveled to Jowhar to assess the damage caused by the flooding
of the Shabelle River and show solidarity to the people of the region affected by
the disaster.

“I appeal to the Somali people here and in the diaspora to urgently support
their brothers and sisters in Middle Shabelle,” the president said. “I
pay tribute to the efforts of aid organizations and call on our partners in the
international community to provide the maximum level of emergency assistance to
communities afflicted by this disaster. At dark moments like this we must stand
together and face the crisis as one nation.”

The president was accompanied by Members of Parliament the Ministers of Health and
Defence, the governor of Middle Shebelle, officials from the Turkish Red Crescent,
Qatar Charity, UAE, Somali Chamber of Commerce and other aid organizations.

ENDS

For further information contact:Malik Abdalla Director of Communications

Office of the President.

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