International support "a silver lining" after Somalia bombing

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Vincent Lelei, Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia. UN Photo/Sabir Olad (file)

International support "a silver lining" in the wake of Somalia bombing

Somalis have taken to the streets of the capital, Mogadishu, to protest against violent extremism in the aftermath of a double car bombing which killed more than 300 people this past weekend.

The United Nations and its partners have been assisting the authorities in responding to the huge needs arising from the tragedy.

UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in the country, Vincent Lelei, said the international community's support to Somalia  represents a "silver lining" in the tragedy.

Dianne Penn spoke by Skype to Mr Lelei on Thursday.  He began by providing an overview of the atmosphere in the capital.

Duration: 5’13″

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