Borama, Somaliland, June 30, 2012 (SL Times) – Amound Foundation
delivered aid to drought-stricken people in Lughaya, Garbadadar,
Gargaara, Garaaca and Osoli. When delivering the aid, Amoud Foundation
officials were accompanied by the Awdal and Selel committee for drought,
African Community Relief, as well as traditional leaders.
Listing the organization that donated food, Amoud Foundation official,
Abdiwahab Ige Ahmed, said Amoud Foundation had donated food to 300
families, Amoud University provided food for 150 families and the
ministry of education sent 150 cartons of cooking oil. Mr. Abdiwahab Ige
Ahmed noted that this is not the first time Amoud Foundation helps the
needy and that it had done the same thing before and will continue its
efforts to bring even more aid for the people who had to leave their
homes because of the drought.
Among the traditional leaders who participated in the relief efforts
were Sultan Abubakr Elmi Wabar, Sultan Abdirahman Jama’, Sultan Suleiman
Ali, Sultan Ibrahim Jama and Sultan Abshir Muhammad Du’ale.
The traditional leaders said that other than the aid provided by the
agencies which covered food relief for 800 families, all the aid was
sent by the people of Borama. They also led prayers asking the Almighty
Allah to end the drought and appealed to the government and the people
of Somaliland as well as international relief organization to provide
emergency aid to the people in the areas suffering from drought.
It was estimated that these efforts to help drought-victims has resulted
in the distribution of food aid to 2600 families, but still much needs
to be done.