SA gave $4m in aid to Somalia

2012-03-03 10:18

South Africa contributed $4 million (about R30 million) for airlifting and shipping aid from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries to Somalia, the international relations department said.

At least six SADC member states – Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Zambia – provided 8 073 tons of perishable and non-perishable goods, food and other relief supplies to the country in the Horn of Africa, spokesperson Clayson Monyela said yesterday.

This emerged at a SADC Council of Ministers Meeting in Luanda, Angola, which ended yesterday.

The contributions were made following a SADC summit decision in August to provide civil war-torn Somalia with moral, material and monetary support.

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