“The first and immediate priority that we all agree is that we must feed the hungry,” “Without full funding of these emergency requirements we risk again the specter of widespread hunger, malnutrition and social unrest on an unprecedented scale”
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
at the U.N. agency chiefs meeting in Bern,Switzerland. 29 April, 2008
IIMSAM WORKS! With Concrete Deeds!
IIMSAM also takes part in Emergency Relief Efforts worldwide
IIMSAM & the Jordanian Royal Air Force Deliver Emergency and Life-Saving Assistance to Somali Famine Victims
IIMSAM Official Picture (Showed above): H.E. Mr. Aref Jazza Abed-Kareem Rteimeh, Special. Envoy of the Secretary General of IIMSAM on Emergency Relief Assistance and Transporting Relief Items Worldwide to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
IIMSAM Official Pictures: Shows from Left to RT: IIMSAM’s Secretary General’s Special Envoy H.E. Mr. Aref Jazza Abed-Kareem Rteimeh Special Envoy of the Secretary General of IIMSAM on Emergency Relief Assistance and Transporting Relief Items Worldwide to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
IIMSAM HEADQUARTERS 27-28 SEPTEMBER-NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10017
The Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition following up on the appeal made by the Secretary-General of IIMSAM on Emergency Relief Effort for Somali famine victims. In this regards through the facilitation efforts of Mr. Aref Jazza Abed-Kareem Rteimeh, IIMSAM`s Secretary General Special Envoy for Emergency Relief Assistance and Transporting Relief Items Worldwide. Mr. Rteimeh was the catalyst in coordinating the IIMSAM Emergency Relief Effort Lifesaving Cargo Flight with the cooperation of the Royal Jordanian Air-Force, The Jordanian Hashemite Relief Agency and the Islamic Relief Agency based in Washington DC. Accompanying the IIMSAM Emergency Relief Delegation was the Secretary General of the Jordanian Hashemite Charity Organisation Dr. Ahmad Mohammad Al-Imyan. The lifesaving cargo was distributed immediately which is intended to help relief the catastrophic situation affecting thousands of children languishing in the mucky state of poverty, glaring hunger that characterizes the status quo in Somalia. Hence, subsequent state of ill health and malnutrition affecting infants, children and adults. The East Africa’s worst drought in decades has created an inhumane situation of calamitous proportions. IIMSAM is currently setting up a Modus Operandi to begin in the immediate future for a distribution initiative jointly with its Strategic Partners who will be providing the logistical support to IIMSAM in order to immediately deliver the Life Saving Spirulina supply to the dire needy food situation in the Mogadishu Refugee Camps which have been a subject covered by the worldwide media in the last few weeks.
Kenya/Somalia Border Over 400,000 Displaced Persons Suffering From Acute/Severe Malnutrition 2010-2011
IIMSAM’S SPIRULINA LIFE SAVING FEEDING PROGRAMME DESPITE ITS LIMITED RESOURCES BRINGS EMERGENCY RELIEF TO THE SEVERELY MALNOURISHED IN THE TURKANA REGION OF KENYA WHERE THOUSANDS ARE IN NEED
IIMSAM/Photos Below: Some of the thousands of locals in the Turkana Region who desperately need help. IIMSAM Emergency Relief Mobile Team on the field feeding Spirulina. The Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition following up on a fact finding mission led by Mrs. Elhaan Egeh the Secretary General’s Institutional Development Adviser in Kenya and assistant took swift action to begin an immediate distribution initiative of Spirulina in the Turkana Region of Kenya/Somalia where severe and acute malnutrition is a way of life. IIMSAM’s small team led by Mrs. Egeh reached the Turkana Region on 18 of November 2010 after a 350kms drive from the IIMSAM Sheikh Zayed Spirulina Feeding Centre in Kisumu, Kenya.
EMERGENCY LIFE SAVING SPIRULINA SENT TO SOMALIA:
Selected photos: Catastrophic scene at the Dagahaley Camp, in North-Eastern Kenya where thousands of Somali refugees arrive daily at the camp after East Africa’s worst drought in decades. Picture on rt: Desperate: Seven-month-old Mihag Gedi Farah weighs just 7lbs and was hours from death after arriving at a field hospital in Dadaab, Kenya
The Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition following up on the catastrophic fact of the emergency situation in Northern Kenya bordering with Somalia IIMSAM will begin an immediate distribution initiative from the IIMSAM H.R. H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Spirulina Feeding Centre jointly with its Strategic Partner Mr Thierry Gasnault who will be providing the logistical support to IIMSAM in order to immediately deliver the Life Saving Spirulina supply to the dire needy food situation in the northern part of Kenya bordering with Somalia that has been a subject covered by the worldwide media in the last few days. IIMSAM will be providing immediately Spirulina Life Saving dry concentrated powder form harvested at the IIMSAM Al Nahyan Spirulina Centre within the last two weeks for this emergency. A concerted effort from IIMSAM’s hard working staff under the able guidance of the Deputy Director Mr. Job Essombo who currently assisted with others the work at the Centre in order to have the Life Saving Spirulina available for immediate distribution.
This life Saving Production will save many lives. The Spirulina will be distributed immediately in Northern Kenya bordering Somalia which is intended to help relief the catastrophic situation affecting thousands of children languishing in the mucky state of poverty, glaring hunger that characterizes the status quo in this part of Kenya/Somalia. Hence, subsequent state of ill health and malnutrition affecting infants, children and adults. The East Africa’s worst drought in decades has created an inhumane situation of calamitous proportions depicted in the pictures above.
This is at a cost not exceeding $12 per child and for adults about, $60. The consignment of Spirulina from IIMSAM is packaged in plastic-packets of 150gm each (see pictures above) earmarked for the benefit of a single child for several weeks and is to be safely delivered under the stewardship and guidance of our IIMSAM team & strategic Partner who has provided the logistical support for the emergency relief efforts of IIMSAM. The emergency team will be on its way from the IIMSAM Centre on this life saving mission.
The Secretary General of IIMSAM Remigio Maradona Stated Firmly:
“I commend The IIMSAM Staff and our Strategic partner Mr. Thierry Gasnault for taking a swift action in assisting IIMSAM at the field level in order to save lives that are suffering from severe malnutrition in this harsh environmental region of Northern Kenya/Somalia. I appeal to not only to our IIMSAM Donors, Supporters, Goodwill Ambassadors and the International Community to assist IIMSAM to carry out its Mandate to combat malnutrition by making Spirulina one of the key drivers in the food security agenda in the halls of the U.N. and other International Organisations who tackle with the issue of food security. We have shown the world through our Spirulina feeding programmes in the Republic of Kenya that despite our limited resources what can be done on pure goodwill and the acceptance of Spirulina as a catalyst in fighting malnutrition.” Now it is time for the powers that be, to emulate IIMSAM and save lives with concrete deeds!”