With poor rainfall once again, a predicted late harvest, increased conflict and slow recovery from the famine of 2011 our support for Somalia continues. Presently 126 000 people are accessing food daily from our 4 Feeding Centres, 7000 orphans are provided for by us and several hundred physically challenged families are given food parcels monthly. As El-Shabbab withdraws from several areas, thousands of new starving, dying refugees are flocking into Mogadishu and other parts of Somalia for life saving food aid.
On Tuesday, 17 July 2012, our next consignment of 20 containers carrying 400 tons of emergency food aid departs by ship. Loading has commenced today. Items include rice, maize, oil, whole beans, sugar, tinned fish, soup, soya, salt, tinned beans and high energy supplements.
Details: 0800 786 777.
1. Gift of the Givers (GOTG) is the largest NGO operational in Mogadishu presently. This was verified by the Somali President on state television 3 days ago.
2. Next in line are the Iranian and Turkish Red Cresent.
3. Other NGO's may have a presence but no real activities are undertaken by them.
4. GOTG has a sound relationship with all 16 Commissioners of the 16
Whew! South Africa's Ubuntu Spirit knows no bounds. We are indeed making an emphatic continental statement that Africa is coming to the aid of Africans unreservedly. The power is not in the proclamation but in the execution: being the first African agency and the only agency in the world to fly 6 planes into Mogadishu in a two week period delivering 112 tons of aid, gave a very good feel beingRead more
South African generosity has exceeded all limits. Businesses representative of corporate South Africa, spearheaded by Interactive Africa and supported by Comair, Nando's, Absa, Sanlam, Tiger Brands, Foodcorp, ABI and others, have sponsored a flight and 10 tons of supplies that departs for Mogadishu tonight. This now brings the total aid supplied from South Africa through Gift of the Givers to 94
Our heartfelt gratitude on behalf of the millions of suffering Somali people for your generous contributions, warm words of support and ongoing prayers. South African society have opened their hearts for their suffering brethren in Africa; this is truly an African response to an African problem. A special "thank you" to the South
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Paediatricians, primary health care nurses, nurses experienced in caring
The South African government has provided free transport in the form of a defence force C130 Hercules supply plane to Gift of the Givers to deliver 18 tons of essential food and anti-malaria medication to Mogadishu tomorrow. Loading commences at Waterkloof Air Force Base at 12 noon today.
This is Gift of the Givers 6th flight to the region, the 5th flight having landed on Saturday, 13 August 2011.Read more
Please note below the list of items required for our Somalia Relief Mission:
- Colouring Books
- Arts & Crafts
- Lego & Building Blocks
- Snakes & Ladders
- Canned Items
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This is Somalia; a monumental African tragedy that requires an urgent, co-ordinated international response to alleviate a massive human tragedy.