Government of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

15 November 2012

Somalia: Amisom Police Donations to IDPs in Mogadishu

The Police units of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMSIOM) yesterday (November 14th) donated food items, clothes and cleaning materials to 110 families in IDP camps in Mogadishu. S

pecific attention was given to families with individuals living with disabilities, The deputy commissioner of AMISOM Police in Somalia, Benson Oyo-Nyeko, said "This donation is a voluntary contribution by individual police officers in AMISOM who have been touched by the plight of the internally displaced and at the same time physically challenged Somalis.

Their plight should send a sobering thought to us all." He added that AMISOM Police were working to ease the difficulties of ordinary Somalis particularly through their efforts to train and advise members of the Somali Police Force and ensure a secure environment for the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

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