x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Dubai-based charity aids Somali refugees

The UAE's International Humanitarian City (IHC) partners with a London charity to donate supplies to refugees in Somalia.

The International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai and the London charity Al Muntada Al Islami, have sent 300 tents, six tonnes of children's food, 1,500 rain covers and 2,000 protective nets for displaced families in Somalia.

The items were sent by sea from Ajman on Monday and are due to arrive by the end of this week.

"There are already warning signs that the situation could quickly deteriorate again and people in southern Somalia are likely to experience emergency levels of food insecurity later this year," said Shaima Al Zarooni, chief executive of IHC.