Somali Cabinet coordinates support to Victims of Mogadishu Double Car Bombing

The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia Hamza Abdi Barre received reports from the emergency committee of created to respond and support victims of the Mogadishu Bomb attacks that killed 120 people.

The Premier was chairing a meeting of the Somali Cabinet on Thursday in Mogadishu.

Prime Minister Hamza Barre on Sunday created a 10 member committee to spearhead efforts aimed at helping those affected by the attacks.

The team is led by the Minister for Health of the Federal Government of Somalia Dr. Ali Haji Adan.

Other members of the emergency committee are Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Ali, the minister of Interior, the minister for Education Farah Sheikh Abdikadir, Daa’uud Aweys Jaamac, the minister for Information, Culture and Tourism and Khadiijo Maxamed Diiriye the minister for Women Affairs.

The emergency committee reported to the cabinet that numerous efforts have been made to support the victims of the twin blast.

The Committee had been instructed to mobilise resources to support and help hundreds injured and affected by the explosions.

The Committee reported that patients who received serious injuries were taken abroad for specialised and further treatment.

Over three hundred people are nursing injuries as a result of the explosions that shook Mogadishu’s Saturday Afternoon.

The Premier also received a report from the Ministry of Defense on the liberation and stabilisation efforts in areas seized from the militant al-Shabab.

The cabinet was informed that Somali Security Forces and allied local militia have liberated new villages and towns in parts of Central Somalia.

The Thursday cabinet meeting also received a report on the debt relief process for Somalia.

Mogadishu is hopeful that it will be eligible for full and irrevocable debt relief by the end of the year. The World Bank approved a $100 million grant to support the continuation of Somalia’s reform efforts in reaching the Completion Point of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative.

Somalia has committed to maintaining macroeconomic stability; implementing a poverty reduction strategy; and putting in place a set of reforms focused on fiscal stability, improving governance and debt management, strengthening social conditions, and supporting inclusive growth.

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