Japan government donated $1 million to help combat the threat of explosives in Somalia.
The donation was made through the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action and will help in securing Somalia that has been hit by terrorism for over a decade.
“This important contribution will enable the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) to reduce the threat posed by explosive hazards and support the establishing of a safe, secure and peaceful Somalia”, this is according to dispatch from their embassy in Nairobi.
Japan contributed USD 7.3 million to mine action in Somalia over the past five years.
Jihadist groups have used improvised explosive devices (IED) as their preferred weapon against the Federal Government of Somalia and the African Union Mission to Somalia to conduct their attacks.
In addition to the explosives threat, indirect fire, explosive remnants of war (ERW), and mines left behind from the civil war continue to endanger the lives of the Somali populous.