IMF Reaches a Staff-Level Agreement for the First Review of the Extended Credit Facility for Somalia

September 24, 2020End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country.
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Over 410 non-Muslims fast to give food to Somalia

- Advertisement -

More than 410 non-Muslims participated in Hyatt Plaza’s Fast-a-thon, a charity event that offers the opportunity to experience fasting for one day. This year, for every person who registered and fasted, Hyatt Plaza and Qatar Charity will donate QR200 on his/her behalf to help ending hunger in Somalia.

Consequently, the shopping mall and Qatar Charity have pledged to donate QR90,000, in order to provide food to destitute children and alleviate the suffering of people living in drought-affected areas in Somalia. An Iftar party was also organised for the participants, allowing them to share their fasting experience and promote the universal values of brotherhood, tolerance and empathy.

“Ramadan is the month of goodness and giving, which is also what this event is all about. We have a double objective that we want to achieve from Fastathon; first, we wanted to endorse acceptance, tolerance and social solidarity, and second, we aimed to raise awareness about the alarming situation in Somalia. This year, we have witnessed the highest participation for Fast-a-thon and are glad that we will be able to help easing the famine in Somalia and make affected lives better,” said Feroz Moideen, general manager, Hyatt Plaza.

- Advertisement -

Johnny B, one of the participants said: “As new expats in Qatar, my family and I have been intrigued by the local culture for a while now, especially during the Ramadan. Fast-a-thon represents a great opportunity for me and my family to experience fasting and link it to a great cause, like fighting famine in Somalia”.

The proceedings from the Fast-a-thon will be donated to urgent projects, which were earlier initiated by a project aiming at providing food and medical supplies to about 19,000 affected people.

“We thank all our customers and partners for supporting us in this noble cause, and we wish that the event will instil Ramadan’s true values and make our participants understand what those in need exactly feel.” Moideen has stressed.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Stay Connected

147,713FansLike
1,872FollowersFollow
786FollowersFollow
18FollowersFollow
5,624FollowersFollow
2,902SubscribersSubscribe

SOMALI NEWS

IMF Reaches a Staff-Level Agreement for the First Review of the Extended Credit Facility for Somalia

September 24, 2020End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country.
- Advertisement -

Somalia’s Lawmakers Approve Roble ‘Swedish-Somali’ as New Prime Minister

The Somali parliament on Wednesday approved the appointment of Mohamed Hussein Roble as prime minister, less than a week after his nomination....

As Somalia chooses delegate voting system, outsider sees his chances rise

For most of the Somalia presidential aspirants the Nation has interviewed so far, the aspect of replacing an incumbent who has ‘failed’ in his...

IGAD Congratulates Somalia leaders on the Successful Conclusion of Dialogue on Election Modalities

Djibouti, 18th September 2020: The IGAD Executive Secretary, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu (Ph.D) congratulates the people and leadership of Somalia for the successful...

Suspected arms dealers moved millions in Somali money transfers

Somali money transfer companies moved more than $3.7 million in cash between suspected weapons traffickers in recent years, including to a Yemeni...

MORE NEWS

IMF Reaches a Staff-Level Agreement for the First Review of the Extended Credit Facility for Somalia

September 24, 2020End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country.

Trump won’t commit to peaceful transfer of power

US President Donald Trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses November's election.

Somalia’s Lawmakers Approve Roble ‘Swedish-Somali’ as New Prime Minister

The Somali parliament on Wednesday approved the appointment of Mohamed Hussein Roble as prime minister, less than a week after his nomination....

lhan Omar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: ‘This is my country’

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Tuesday night fired back at President Trump, who went after her at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania.

As Somalia chooses delegate voting system, outsider sees his chances rise

For most of the Somalia presidential aspirants the Nation has interviewed so far, the aspect of replacing an incumbent who has ‘failed’ in his...

Kenyan Silverstone cargo plane crashes at Airport in Mogadishu crew members rescued

A Kenyan cargo plane on Saturday crashed at Mogadishu’s main airport in Somalia, injuring two of the five crew members.

Trump at Minnesota rally: Biden will make Minnesota ‘refugee camp’ of Ilhan Omars

President Trump on Friday said that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden would turn Minnesota into a “refugee camp” full of people like...

IGAD Congratulates Somalia leaders on the Successful Conclusion of Dialogue on Election Modalities

Djibouti, 18th September 2020: The IGAD Executive Secretary, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu (Ph.D) congratulates the people and leadership of Somalia for the successful...

Suspected arms dealers moved millions in Somali money transfers

Somali money transfer companies moved more than $3.7 million in cash between suspected weapons traffickers in recent years, including to a Yemeni...

The rape and murder that shook Mogadishu

There are many violent incidents in Mogadishu that often go unnoticed. But when Hamdi Mohamed Farah was tossed over a six-storey building...

FEATURED POSTS

As Somalia chooses delegate voting system, outsider sees his chances rise

For most of the Somalia presidential aspirants the Nation has interviewed so far, the aspect of replacing an incumbent who has ‘failed’ in his...

The rape and murder that shook Mogadishu

There are many violent incidents in Mogadishu that often go unnoticed. But when Hamdi Mohamed Farah was tossed over a six-storey building...

Somalia election: Old rivals unite to fight Farmaajo

In Somalia’s political scene, the revolving door is brutal and not even presidents can be safe.

Iman Elman: ‘I feel like I can do just as much if not more than any of the men’

When Iman Elman decided to enlist in the Somali National Army in 2011, the officer distributing uniforms gave her one shirt and two...