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Friday, March 18, 2016

UN embarks on cleanup exercise of the beach in front of the Somali international airport, in Mogadishu - Photos

 The United Nations today embarked on a cleanup exercise of the beach in front of the Somali international airport, in Mogadishu.



Hundreds of UN members, concerned about the environment descended on the beach this evening to collect debris washed ashore by the ocean. The UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Somalia, Michael Keating, took part in the exercise. “I feel uplifted by what we are doing together, cleaning up the beach, although I am also distressed by the amount of rubbish that we are collecting”, he said.
Michelle Glasser, the Chairperson of the environmental subcommittee of the UN in Somalia, said the cleanup was part of the efforts for the Organization to go green. “We are doing a lot of efforts to become completely green by 2020 and this exercise is part of it”, said Michelle Glasser.


Source : Amisom