December 30, 2020

Somali Region's Development and Support for Women assists Qoliji IDP

City: Jigjiga

A local NGO has materials that are  meant for the health centers to the mothers in the Qoliji Camp for Internally Displaced People (IDPs).

Avatar: Mohammed Hassen
By Mohammed Hassen

journalism and communications graduate and an expert in communications affairs in the region and mobile journalist at Addis Zeybe.

Somali Region's Development and Support for Women assists Qoliji IDP

Somali Region Development and Support for Women - a local NGO – has delivered beds, blankets and other materials that are  meant for the health centers to the mothers in the Qoliji Camp for Internally Displaced People (IDPs).

It was stated on the handover time that the Somali Region Development and Support for Women was founded a year and half before, and it has been delivering a number of humanitarian aids since then.

The founders of the local NGO promised that such humanitarian support will continue in the future. Some of the displaced people from the camp that Addis Zeybe talked to expressed their happiness and gratitude for the assistance they have received and urged  others to take the footsteps of the Somali Region Development and Support for Women and assist people in need. Leyla Mohamed Hassen is a mother who lives in the Camp. She has been in the Camp for the past 2 years.She says she has never lived like this with tears rolling down her eyes. “But now I am very happy to get this kind of help from the NGos. The materials they brought will help improve the life we have here” she says. 

It has been reported that the Qoliji Camp for Internally Displaced People (IDP) is the largest refugees' camp in the country. Muna Hassen who is the head of the local NGO – Somali Region Development and Support for Women claims that a number of tasks are being handled to improve the infrastructural and management problems in the Camp. “We believe the improvements will make the people in the camp feel better,” she says. 

“The number of displaced people who joined the camp in the beginning were so few, but the number has increased significantly, which makes the improvement all the more necessary” According to the head of the local NGO, the Region and Their local NGos are working together to help the peoples in the camp working with different stakeholders to make the Camp a better place.