Sep 11 2011
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Jordan sends relief aid to Somalia
The King on Saturday instructed the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO) to dispatch relief aid to the Somali people suffering from the worst drought and starvation in six decades, JHCO Secretary General Ahmad Amyan said yesterday.
As part of the effort, JHCO, several Jordanian institutions, charity societies and donors have financed a food campaign seeking to feed 2,000 families for two months at one of the Somali refugee camps, Amyan added.
South Somalia is currently suffering from the worst hunger crisis it witnessed over 20 years. People are also suffering drought and about 3.7 million people, half the country's population, are facing starvation, with an estimated 2.8 million of them in the south.
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