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Reference : V-F-CR-F-00951
Date : 05/2007
Country/Region : SOMALIA
Title : Somalia : ICRC distributes food to families displaced from Mogadishu
Duration : 00:07:18
Cameraman : YAZDI, Pedram
Editor : unknown
Person appearing :
FRESE, Mathias (EcoSec delegate, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
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Description : Following heavy fighting which occurred at the end of March in Mogadishu, hundred thousands of persons were displaced, taking refuge in central and southern regions of Somalia. Some of them had to travel days before finding a place to set their small and basic makeshift hut. April and May are the season of the first rains; with no proper shelter, children, exhausted by the long journey, are easy preys for diseases. ICRC teams sent to regions hosting displaced families, reported drastic lack of shelters, food, essential household items and in some areas clean water. ""Some families left Mogadishu with empty hands and they are staying under trees with their children, they have no food, no shelter, nothing"" says Daniel Gagnon, one of ICRC delegates who assessed the situation. End of March, the first displaced families from Mogadishu received shelter material and essential household items. In less than two month, the ICRC teams and SRCS volunteers has already assisted 180'000 persons, in central and southern regions, with shelters materials, kitchen sets, blankets, mats, jerrycans and clothes. By mid May, the ICRC began to provide displaced families from Mogadishu with cereals, beans and vegetable oil. 60'000 persons have already received food. The plan is to assist 210'000 persons, which represents a total of 11'340 tonnes of food. In the meantime, 30 tonnes of medical and surgery materials were sent to medical facilities in Mogadishu.

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