- Title: SOMALIA: Ugandan soldiers deliver much needed aid to thousands fleeing Mogadishu
- Date: 6th April 2007
- Summary: (BN15) LAFOLE, SOMALIA (APRIL 5, 2007)(REUTERS) VARIOUS AU CONVOY HEADING TO THE AREA WHERE REFUGEES FROM MOGADISHU ARE LIVING UGANDAN AU TROOPS AND REFUGEES/ TROOPS DISTRIBUTING LEAFLETS WITH MESSAGES OF PEACE UGANDAN AU TROOPS DISTRIBUTING WATER VARIOUS WATER TANK AND PEOPLE IN LINE TO GET WATER VARIOUS OF UGANDAN AU SOLDIERS SECURING THE AREA MORE OF PEOPLE GETTING WATER FROM THE UGANDAN AU TROOPS WOMAN HOLDING UP HER BABY AND GETTING WATER FROM THE AU TROOPS (SOUNDBITE)(English) UGANDA AU RELIEF DELIVERY TEAM LEADER, RAYMOND CISA SAYING: "We have come out as civil military coordinators, I am the head of the team, we are giving humanitarian assistance to war victims and the displaced people." VARIOUS REFUGEES GETTING WATER FROM UGANDAN AU TROOPS
- Embargoed: 21st April 2007 15:13
- Location: Somalia
- Country: Somalia
- Topics: Defence / Military,Social Services / Welfare
- Reuters ID: LVAF0CTRBJEB5CI0JZ58TNQ8RYOP
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3
- Story Text: A Ugandan contingent of two armoured personnel carriers, a Humvee and two water trucks on Tuesday (April 5) headed for Lafole, an impromptu refugee camp 20 km (12 miles) south of Mogadishu.
A truce has held in the capital for a fourth day after the bloodiest fighting in 15 years.
A steady stream of refugees has been fleeing the capital.
Hundreds of thirsty Somalis queued for water from the Ugandan African Union troops.
"We have come out as civil military coordinators, I am the head of the team, we are giving humanitarian assistance to war victims and the displaced people," said Raymond Cisa, the head of the Ugandan team delivering the water.
Somalia, now on its 14th attempt at a central government since 1991, is one of the most difficult places in the world to deliver humanitarian relief as aid workers constantly face attack or extortion by the nation's thousands of gunmen.
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