UNDP extends profound condolences and support to all those affected by the 14th October attack

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Mr. Peter de Clercq, Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General to Somalia; Mr. Mourad Wahba, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Director of UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States; and Mr. George Conway, Country Director, UNDP Somalia, handover VHF radios to Aamin Ambulance first responders © UNDP Somalia/Ahmed Dirie
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Aamin Ambulance first responders stand with VHF radios donated by UNDP to support their work © UNDP Somalia/Ahmed Dirie
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Students from universities all across Mogadishu, Somalia, help in the clean up effort of the explosion that killed over 300 people in the country's capital on October 17, 2017. UN Photo / Tobin Jones
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UNDP team led by Deputy Country Director David Akopyan speak to government officials during blast damage assessment at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The United Nations Development Programme extends it profound condolences and solidarity to all those affected as we mourn the terrible loss of life and devastation caused by the attack on Saturday 14 October 2017 in Mogadishu, when more than 400 people were killed and over 300 were wounded.

UNDP is working with the Federal Government and civil society response teams, to support their ongoing work to help all those affected.  We were honoured to support the life saving operations of Aamin Ambulance through the donation of VHF radios and are supporting Benadir Regional Authority in their work with Somali young people to clear rubble from the blast site. We are working with the Federal Government to assess and repair the severe damage to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development, along with assisting with greater reconstruction and long term disaster management work to help Somali people recover and rebuild in this difficult time.

The United Nations Development Programme and international community continues to do everything possible to help the people and government of Somalia to overcome this tragedy and continues to stand with and work alongside the Somali people and Government in building a peaceful and prosperous Somalia.

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