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Leader donates USD 20K to Somalis
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:18PM
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Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has donated IRR 200,000,000 (roughly USD 20,000) to the famine-stricken people of Somalia.


The drought and the famine it has caused in the Horn of Africa nations have affected more than 11.8 million people across Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

Somalia is hardest-hit by what is the worst drought in the Horn of Africa in 60 years.

According to the UN, it is estimated that a quarter of Somalia's population of 7.5 million is now either internally displaced or living outside the country as refugees.

Somalia has been without a functioning government since 1991, when warlords overthrew the country's former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre.

Strategically located in the Horn of Africa, Somalia remains one of the countries generating the highest number of refugees and internally displaced persons in the world.

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