OIC appeals for urgent relief aid for Horn of Africa

By ARAB NEWS

JEDDAH: The chief of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) appealed to member states, the United Nations, charity organizations, and philanthropists to provide urgent relief assistance to the people in the Horn of Africa who are currently passing through a famine caused by a prolonged drought.

Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said the food crisis in that region was unprecedented and has been causing loss of lives and flight of thousands of people in and outside Somalia in search of food, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

The OIC Humanitarian Coordination Office in Mogadishu is undertaking the coordination of the relief assistance to the affected people in coordination with a consortium of humanitarian organizations present in Somalia. read here

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