SOMALIA: Civil society support is key to success of $919 m relief plan

Monday, December 1, 2008
NAIROBI Monday, December 01, 2008 (IRIN) - Greater resources and international support for civil society working in Somalia are needed to reach more people, said agencies. "Although civil society plays an important role in assisting unarmed civilians, it often suffers a lack of adequate support," Asha Haji Elmi of the Mogadishu-based NGO, Save Somali Women and Children, told IRIN. Elmi was speaking at the launch of the 2009 consolidated appeal for humanitarian aid in Somalia. The appeal has...