Hargeisa(horn)-Somaliland minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation Mr.Sa’ad Ali Shire has said that the government of Somaliland has received money from the Somalia government to help the cyclone Sagar victims. He said this is a reciprocity gesture from the Somalia government since a fore time when that it was hit by endemic drought Somaliland chipped in to support it he said this is a humanitarian gesture and is welcomed hence should not be politicized.
Minister Sa’ad said that Somalia donations will be handed to the disaster committee to distribute to the affected cyclone hit regions. The minister was speaking to Hadhwanaafg news website a Somali news portal here are his words “We welcome any assistance from any quarter for the people affected by the cyclone disasterin Awdal, Sahil, Selel, and Sanag. In October of 2011 Somalia was hit by an adverse drought the people of Somaliland then sent 900,000 dollars. Today Somaliland has received a million dollar from Somalia to go to the cyclone Sagar disaster kitty.”