Somali Government welcomes us help - voice of America

Somali Government soldiers are patrolling in Mogadishu of the Bakaara market

Abdirahman Omar Osman, spokesman for the interim Government of Somalia, said that the funds will go a long way in the countries in the Horn of Africa famine will address.

The crisis has hundreds of thousands of people are either refugees or internally displaced persons forced.

"This is very good news that the Somali people wanted at this critical moment in our history," said Osman. "The United States was an ally and [it] has support us in the fight of against terrorism." And now for them to make more effort to humanitarian aid in the Particular… be greatly help [lightness] the suffering of our people. "

$565 Million in aid to Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya has already helped the United States.

The US delegation led by Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, came earlier Monday to assess the regional impact of the drought in Kenya.

Mrs. Biden tours in the Dadaab refugee camps and tens of thousands of famine Somali refugees who there have fled in recent weeks.

Many come from famine areas in southern of Somalia under the control of the Islamic terrorist group Al Shabab.

The U.S. offer comes as the African Union rescheduled a conference about money for drought and famine relief.

Several heads of State and Government in Africa are expected to participate in the Summit that is set for August 25.

The continental body has called on relief efforts in East Africa contributing Member States. Osman said his Government is funded by the support of the AU.

"The AU has a responsibility to pressure on countries [on] the continent [help] and for this reason, we are very grateful for the security and now also the [humanitarian]," Osman said. "This is the best time to remnants of the al Shabab and rehabilitate [it in] to bring society."

He adds that the recent withdrawal offers the militant opportunity Government get rid "terrorists and ensure that the humanitarian aid, who desperately reaches those in need."

Osman recognized, that called for the Transitional Government of the enormity of the disaster overwhelmed, and international intervention, to help manage.

"We will do everything."  The brightness or scope urgently for food aid and humanitarian aid is far greater than what we can do ourselves. "So this is, why we have called for [a] of the international community around us to help", Osman said.

The United Nations says that more than 12 million people in the Horn of Africa in urgent need of food aid are.

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Somali Government welcomes us help - voice of America