“Direct Aid” continues the way of goodness through the completion of the project of resettlement of the displaced people in Somalia and this is to complete what Direct Aid started of famine relief that befell on Somalia. There are 5000 families benefited from this project. The project has established the principle of self-reliance through work in the development projects in the fields of agriculture and livestock after survivors of famine return to their villages.
Chairman of the board of directors in Direct Aid Society, Abdulrahman Saleh Mahalan announced about the successfully concluding of the process of resettlement of displaced persons in Somalia, where the project was the biggest challenge after the famine crisis, which targeted resettlement of 5000 afflicted families which displaced from their villages, as well as the revival of thousands of hectares of afflicted agricultural land after being hit by drought and famine.
Dr/ Mahalan said that: “The project is aimed at helping families who were displaced from areas afflicted by the drought State of Somalia, where it helped return 5,000 of displaced families to their villages, and provided supplies necessary for living and development projects to help them work and production and stability, where it was re-create thousands of hectares of agricultural lands after their fertility and death and configured this land for planting and establishing the principle of self-reliance through providing the returned families with development projects in the fields of agriculture and livestock and transport vehicles.
Mahalan added that: “due to suspension of rain for four consecutive seasons, hunger crisis occurred in Somalia in 2011 and its results were disastrous, after death of agricultural crops and death of livestock and this led to the displacement of large numbers of villagers to camps set up in the cities within Somalia and into camps set up in neighboring countries such as Kenya and Ethiopia, and displaced people began to face difficult living conditions referring that ” to help the displaced and mitigate their bad conditions, Direct Aid Society moved to lend a hand to help them with the help of good people in the State of Kuwait and when things improved after rainfall, the families were returned to their original villages and necessary provisions and assistance were provided to them to resettle them and this was conducted under the patronage and funding of Zakat House in the State of Kuwait.
Mahalan discussed that “Direct Aid” in its report for this project stated that “the number of families benefiting from the distribution of agricultural water pumps within this project has reached 2500 families, and about 2250 families has also benefited from projects of livestock where the society bought 11250 head of sheep and distributed them by giving five sheep per family to rehabilitate the profession of livestock, the second source of livelihood after agriculture in the villages to support the rehabilitation of families to work and production.
On the other hand, Mahalan pointed out that the Society implemented projects of drawn carts for returning families, where drawn carts were bought and were distributed to 250 families where a vehicle was given to per family in which the returning families carry on the works of transportation of people and the transferring of agricultural crops and different loads between villages in order to establish the principle of self dependence in work and production.
Mahalan stressed on his continuance to provide aid and assistance and to provide with disaster relief in the various countries of the world. He explained in his report that the project of resettlement of displaced persons in a number of areas of Somalia produced several positive effects, represented in the restoration of normal life to the villages after the return of displaced populations, and alleviation of the suffering of those afflicted people and rehabilitation of farms and pastures in the stricken villages and this led to the recruitment of 5000 families after returning, and the granting of those returning development projects to work and production, and rehabilitation of agricultural and livestock production, and the consolidation of Islamic interdependence and cooperation between donors from Kuwait and the afflicted from drought and famine in Somalia. Mahalan also thanked brothers in Kuwait Zakat House for their generous donation and donors for such projects and he hopes that what they provides with becomes in the balance of good deeds.