Djibouti sends medical personnel and supplies to assist Somalia


Africa News | 16 October, 2017


By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban


Djibouti has sent a team of 30 doctors with medical supplies to neighbouring Somalia following the deadly attack in Mogadishu over the weekend.

The gesture was confirmed by Yusuf Garaad, Somalia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in a tweet on Monday.

In the wake of the attack, Somalia’s information minister disclosed that Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia had all offered to send medical aid to assist the country.

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Djibouti becomes the first African country to send concrete assistance beyond the messages of condolence and condemnation. The incident is said to be the deadliest single bomb attack in Mogadishu.

The death toll has gone past 300 mark with hundreds injured. The first country to render assistance was Turkey. They flew planes to Somalia to carry severely injured persons to Turkey for medical treatment.

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