Tribune News Network
Qatar has pledged $12 million in humanitarian aid in the Horn of Africa, noting that millions of people in this region are facing the threat of starvation and enormous challenges caused by the deteriorating conditions due to drought, food insecurity and malnutrition.
This came in a speech delivered by Assistant Foreign Minister for Regional Affairs HE Dr Mohammed bin Abdulaziz bin Saleh Al Khulaifi on Wednesday at the High Level Side Event: Responding to the Urgent Humanitarian Needs in the Horn of Africa.
In his speech, Al Khulaifi said that the humanitarian needs in the Horn of Africa require continuous commitment and urgent measures from the international community to reach those in dire need of aid, reduce risks, and enhance the resilience of the population. There is a pressing need to reaffirm unwavering support for the countries of the Horn of Africa as they struggle to meet its basic requirements.
He underlined that Qatar has been keen to cooperate with the international community in order to address humanitarian challenges, affirming that Qatar gives top priority to providing humanitarian and development assistance, especially in areas of greatest need.
He explained that this approach constitutes an essential pillar of Qatar’s policy, pointing in this regard to its leading role in the field of providing humanitarian assistance, and undertaking many initiatives and efforts in this field, based on its moral responsibilities and obligations.