Somaliland: The EU avails $295 and $95 respectively per Family to Affected Waheen Market SMEs

Yurub Omar an SME at the Waheen market used to sell bananas but now sells salt and ground coffee. Photograph: Hamza Sulub/The Guardian

Somalilandsun:The EU has donated EUR 100 000 in emergency humanitarian funding to assist the most vulnerable families affected by the fire that broke out at the Waaheen market in Hargeisa on 1 April 2022

In a statement the European Union said funds will support the Somaliland Red Crescent society to deliver much-needed support to families, especially the vendors and small shop owners who lost their entire livelihood through the fire and have no alternative income generating activities or social networks to rely on.

The EU assistance will principally include two cash grant instalments of $295 and $95 respectively per family.

This cash will enable the families to buy food and water in nearby markets and to restock and restart their businesses. This operation will target and prioritise the most vulnerable of the affected, especially women headed families with many dependent children, people living with disabilities, the sick and the elderly. Continue reading the full EU press statement HERE