UK Sends Emergency Aid to Somalia

Some 3.2 million Somalis are expected to benefit from 7.5 million pounds (USD11.2 million) the U.K. Department for International Development is sending to the conflict-torn country. The aid, which includes emergency food, medicine and clean water, will be distributed through the U.N. Humanitarian Response Fund and will be distributed by the International Committee of the Red Cross and UNICEF.

The U.K. has also earmarked 5.8 million pounds for a new program that aims to promote stability and peace in Somalia. The funds would support local peacebuilding and reconciliation efforts between feuding communities and clans.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.