Italy allocates further 1 mln euros for Somali refugees

(AGI) Rome, Sept 17 - Italy has allocated another million eurosto support refugees in Somalia in a financial agreement signedin Nairobi by Italian ambassador to Somalia, Fabrizio Marcelliand the UNHCR representative to the country, Bushra Halepota,in the presence of the Somali National Commissioner forRefugees and IDPs, Ahmed Nur, Somalia's ambassador to Kenya,Jamal Mohamed Hassan, and the country's special envoy for therights of children and refugees, Mariam Yassin Hagi Yussuf. Themoney will be channelled through Italian Cooperation to provideassistance to Somali refugees fleeing Yemen and its conflict.In particular, the initiative aims

(AGI) Rome, Sept 17 - Italy has allocated another million eurosto support refugees in Somalia in a financial agreement signedin Nairobi by Italian ambassador to Somalia, Fabrizio Marcelliand the UNHCR representative to the country, Bushra Halepota,in the presence of the Somali National Commissioner forRefugees and IDPs, Ahmed Nur, Somalia's ambassador to Kenya,Jamal Mohamed Hassan, and the country's special envoy for therights of children and refugees, Mariam Yassin Hagi Yussuf. Themoney will be channelled through Italian Cooperation to provideassistance to Somali refugees fleeing Yemen and its conflict.In particular, the initiative aims to integrate the immediateassistance to Somalis who land on the northern coast ofSomalia, with sustainable solutions to facilitate theirlong-term social and economic reintegration in their areas oforigin, mainly in the southern central region of the country.The contribution is part of a bigger Italian commitment in thefield of refugees and displaced persons in Somalia, with aseries of activities financed by the Italian government andimplemented by the UN agency for a total of 4.7 million eurosin the period 2010 to 2015. (AGI). .