Japan donates $4 million to counter IEDs in Somalia

Japan has donated $4 million to Somalia to support in countering improvised explosive devices that have become commonly deployed weapons by extremist groups in recent years.

According to a statement from the Japanese embassy in Kenya, the donation will be channelled through the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action.

“This important contribution will enable the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) to reduce the threat posed by explosive hazards and contribute to establishing a safe, secure and peaceful Somalia,” the statement read in part.

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Source: Goobjoog News