SA donates further 600 tonnes of supplies to Somalia

South Africans have donated another 600 tonnes of supplies to famine victims in Somalia, aid group Gift of the Givers said on Friday.

“We have arranged to ship out these supplies via a new route on Tuesday ... via Mombasa to Mogadishu,” said spokesperson James Russell Lowell.

“South Africans are living attributes of compassion, mercy, kindness and humanity,” he said.

This would be Gift of the Givers’ seventh flight to the region.

A ship carrying 560 tonnes of supplies from South Africa left on Wednesday.

The famine in Somalia has killed tens of thousands of people. More than 12 million people are in need of food aid in the Horn of Africa.—Sapa

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