AMISOM Troops donate foodstuff to needy families in Baidoa


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Troops from the Ethiopian National Defence Forces (ENDF) contingent under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), distribute food relief to families in Baidoa, Somalia on January 07, 2017. AMISOM Photo / Abdikarim Mohamed

BAIDOA, 07 January 2017 – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops in Baidoa have distributed foodstuff to 150 needy families affected by drought in the South West State.

The families received dry food rations, including sugar, spaghetti, rice, flour, salt, cooking oil, tea and canned beans.

AMISOM Sector 3 contingent Commander Brigadier General Gabremeskel Gebrezigabe said the troops shared part of their food rations in solidarity with the families during the dry spell.

“We have decided to share with you the little that we have. We are with you at this trying time. But there are brighter days ahead.” Brigadier General Gabremeskel encouraged them.

Minister of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of the Interim South West Administration Hassan Hussein Mohamed thanked AMISOM troops for their generosity and support to the community.

“We are very grateful for AMISOM’s continued support and timely donations of food supplies to needy families in

Baidoa. AMISOM ENDF has always been supporting us and going that extra mile,” the minister noted.