Iran dispatched large batch of humanitarian aids to Somalia
Iran's Red Crescent Society (IRCS) sent a major humanitarian aid cargo to Mogadishu to help the Somali people who are struggling hunger and famine in the country, Fars News Agency reported with reference to IRIB.
The 5000-ton consignment, comprising rice and other foodstuff, was dispatched to Somalia by sea on Friday from the Bandar Abbas port city, located 1,563 kilometers (971 miles) south of the capital Tehran.
Head of IRCS Public Relations Pouya Hajian said that the twelfth humanitarian aid shipment for drought-stricken Somalia left Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport for Mogadishu's Aden-Adde International Airport on Thursday night.
The 35-ton aid cargo included canned food, tents, legumes, rice and flour.
Iran's eleventh aid convoy for Somalia left Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport for Mogadishu on Thursday morning.
The 40-ton consignment of the Islamic Republic's humanitarian aid comprised legumes, flour, rice, tents and milk powder.