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Botswana food donations received in Kenya
05/08/11

On Monday, Botswana delivered 55 tons of food aid for Somalia refugees to the World Food Programme (WPA) in Kenya.

Upon its arrival in Nairobi the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) plane carrying foodstuffs and blankets, was met by Botswana's High Commissioner to Kenya, Mr. Charles Mogotsi, who formally handed over the goods in a ceremony, which was also attended by Kenya's Assistant Minister for Special Programmes, the Honourable Mohammad Ali.

In his remarks, High Commissioner Mogotsi emphasized that the current drought in the Horn of Africa was affecting neighbouring countries such as Kenya, as well as Somalia and southern Ethiopia.

For his part Kenyan Assistant Minister Ali expressed his gratitude upon receiving the goods, noting that the donation was a gesture of true friendship. The Assistant Minister reported that his country was being overwhelmed by the ongoing influx of tens of thousands of refugees from Somalia, further appreciating that Botswana's donation catered for the most basic needs of food and water. 

The Aid Airlift is a product of joint effort by the Botswana Government and local business community.

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