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Somalis seek support for Mogadishu's free ambulance service after deadly attack

Somalis seek support for Mogadishu's free ambulance service after deadly attack

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<h3>Somalis are seeking support for the capital’s only free ambulance service, Aamin Ambulance, which has offered first aid to bombing victims for over a decade.</h3> <p>The call started after Saturday’s twin bomb blast which is described as the single deadliest attack ever in the Horn of Africa nation.</p> <p>The attack in Mogadishu has claimed the lives of over 300 people and hundreds more injured, the director of Aamin Ambulance Abdikadir Abdirahman said on Monday.</p> <p>The private ambulance service is the first in the capital and always the first at the scene of bomb blasts which are frequent in the country.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The director of <a href="https://twitter.com/AaminAmbulance?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"><code>AaminAmbulance</a> services said they had carried an unknown number of dead and injured. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Somalia?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Somalia</a> <a href="https://t.co/1UM9bKvu0p">pic.twitter.com/1UM9bKvu0p</a></p>— Somalia Live Update (</code>HassanIstiila) <a href="https://twitter.com/HassanIstiila/status/919240914903724033?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 14, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>They own a fleet of 10 ambulances which is the largest in the country and they have a team of volunteers who respond quickly to emergencies.</p> <p>Since the attack on Saturday, their ambulances have been carrying the dead and injured to hospitals and the airport, where a Turkish military plane is airlifting severely wounded victims for treatment.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We offered 4 ambulance vehicles to transport most heavily wounded people to the Airport, whereby the Turkish Military Plane will take them. <a href="https://t.co/9VDKs4JcAq">pic.twitter.com/9VDKs4JcAq</a></p>— Aamin Ambulance (@AaminAmbulance) <a href="https://twitter.com/AaminAmbulance/status/919825963466285056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 16, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UPDATE?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UPDATE</a> Turkish military air ambulance lands in Mogadishu airport as to airlift the injured in Saturday’s bombing in Mogadishu for treatment <a href="https://t.co/gUXDAee769">pic.twitter.com/gUXDAee769</a></p>— Somalia Live Update (@HassanIstiila) <a href="https://twitter.com/HassanIstiila/status/919546414258147328?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>As Mogadishu residents demonstrated against al Shabaab on Sunday demanding for peace, other Somalis online and in the diaspora were contributing to the cause of the Aamin Ambulance service.</p> <p>Abdi Addow Nabadoone, a Somali based in Stockholm, Sweden started a gofundme page with the goal of raising a 100,000 Swedish Krona (US $12,286) to support Aamin Ambulance.</p> <p>Within 16 hours since the page was created, 38,213 Swedish Krona (US $4,694) was raised by 198 people.</p> <p>Abdi Addow said the money will help them improve communications, medical supplies, vehicles and human resource to be able to provide quicker emergency response.</p> <p>“Please support the unsung heroes and heroines of Aamin Ambulance,” he appealed on the page.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I’m raising money for Help Aamin ambulance. Click to Donate: <a href="https://t.co/YQgNUlt4Gh">https://t.co/YQgNUlt4Gh</a></p>— Abdi Addow (@AbdiAddow1) <a href="https://twitter.com/AbdiAddow1/status/919620541308440576?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Aamin Ambulance works in partnership with the Somali federal Government, <span class="caps">UNOCHA</span>, <span class="caps">UNDP</span> and <span class="caps">WHO</span>.</p>

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