Australia pledges $10 million dollars for Somalia
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says $2 million will be given to support the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) to combat terrorism, while a further $8 million will be granted for humanitarian efforts such as water access and medical care.
Ms Bishop said enhancing Somalia’s stability was in Australia’s national interest.
“It will help combat terrorism, improve stability in the Indian Ocean Rim and reduce piracy along important trading routes for Australia,” she said in a statement on Monday.
The minister highlighted that restoration Somalia’s stability counts as an interests of Australian government.
Australian government mentioned that this money will not be paid directly to the Government of Somalia in a time the International community are withdrawing their trust from the current Federal government of Somalia after a corruption was severally detected within, but rather employ International organizations to deliver this humanitarian aid.