Visit in Somaliland
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The Somalia Desk Officer of the German Embassy Nairobi visited Somaliland from 21 to 24 February 2011. He had been invited by the Somali Red Crescent Society to inspect sites of projects funded by Germany.
The Red Crescent Society has been cooperating with the German Red Cross, funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, for many years.
In Hargeisa he visited a water filter production site, a rehabilitation center for patients with amputated limbs and a well supplying a community outside Hargeisa.
He further met with staff of the HALO Trust, an organization that has been supported from 2009 to 2011 with 1.2 Mio Euros by the Federal Foreign Office in mine clearance activities, and inspected two mine fields.
He also met with representatives of the Somaliland population and government, who expressed their gratitude for the important work of the relief organizations and the German support facilitating this work.