WFP to build early warning centres in Somalia

Mogadishu (SD) – The Somali government and the World Food Program (WFP) have signed a memorandum of understanding to set up early warning centres around the country.

The Ministry of Aid and Disaster Management, which worked tirelessly in the management and mitigation of disasters can finally set up one of the most important parameters for its work.

Minister of Aid and Disaster Management Hamsa Said Hamsa and the head of WFP Somalia, Cesar Arroyo signed the agreement for both sides.

The agreement is to create and strengthen the necessary skills and resources to enable Somalia to be more alert to the dangers of disasters before they happen.

The Memorandum calls for all State and Banadir Regional Administration to set up hazard-reduction centers and establish alerts before the threats are imminent.

Hamas Said Hamza, Minister of Aid and Disaster Management in Somalia said the establishment of disaster alert centers would play a major role in curbing the effects of recurrent disasters in the country.

For his part, WFP Somalia Director Cesar Arroyo said the UN is ready to support the Ministry in the the construction of infrastructure for disaster management and mitigation.

The trilateral agreement is supported by the Saudi King Salman Foundation.

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