FIFA donates $1 mln for Somalia relief
Football's governing body said Thursday it will donate $1 million to the international Red Cross to support its famine relief efforts in Somalia.
"Approximately one-third of the donation will be used to finance the purchase and transportation of food, representing standard food rations for 25,000 families ... over a period of one month," FIFA said in a statement.
"The remaining two-thirds will support all ICRC activities in the country," it added.
The United Nations has declared a famine in the five worst-affected regions of Somalia including the capital Mogadishu -- where up to 100,000 Somalis have fled to in recent weeks amid the region's worst drought in decades.
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