Friday, June 15, 2007

Channeling aid to Somalia

Most of the time, it is not enough to simply give aid. Donors need to know what their money will be used for.

Yesterday, the US pledged $4 million in development aid to Somalia after several stalled attempts due to insecurity in Mogadishu and difficulties in gathering funding. A statement from the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi said the funds would include 1.25 million dollars for the upcoming National Reconciliation Congress set for July 15.

The UNDP will act as the vehicle for this aid, ensuring that it is effectively delivered to organizations with expertise in providing emergency services to the population.