The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Tuesday its soldiers have intensified humanitarian activities aimed at improving the lives of Somalis in the border town and neighboring areas.
The AU mission said its soldiers have distributed food and medicine to internally displaced persons in Dhobley as part of the Eid ul-Fitr celebrations following the end of Ramadan.
Dickson Ruto, AMISOM Sector 2 commander said the donation, comprising a variety of food items and medicine, was part of Zakat al-Fitr, a charitable offering given to the poor at the end of Ramadan to ensure the less fortunate also enjoy Eid festivities.
“We are happy to join the residents of Dhobley in preparing for Eid ul-Fitr festivals. It is an opportunity for us to share the little we have with the less fortunate members in the community,” Ruto said in a statement issued in Mogadishu.
AMISOM troops have, in the recent past held a free medical camp, treating more than 200 residents of various ailments. The medical camp coincided with the start of Ramadan.
According to the AU mission, the contingent have also been implementing various quick impact projects, the latest one being the rehabilitation of roads in the town and neighboring areas, to ease the movement of goods and services.
Ruto said the troops will continue assisting the people of Dhobley as they have done before by providing medical services and improving the region’s infrastructure, among other projects.
He urged residents to work together with AMISOM and the Jubbaland administration to help restore lasting peace and security in the region. Enditem