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Somali President Jaalle Maxamed Siyaad Barre

President Siad Barre Speech: Drought-Engendered Problem - 1975

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I now turn into an issue which has nothing to do with the occasion for which we are gathered here, but which cannot be left out. We may ask ourselves; What are the conditions created by the drought? I would say these are very hard times for the drought striken area of the country. 136,700 people are in relief camps now and others are seeking relief at the rate of 4,000-6,000 a day. This is a serious situation, and it seems that the areas the drought had affected are so far apart and extensive that we might not be able to handle its effect unless we get assistance from a great many really true friends. You can all imagine the staggering expenses the country would have to incur in feeding, clothing, sheltering and giving medicine and water factilities to 136-700 people and the others who are daily coming into the relief camps.

To take care of all these people in everyway would really be a great task. If 136,700 people were in relief camps last night, you can be sure another 5,000 to 6 had come in since then. When you add this rate of increment odd destitutes over five months, and when you know there is no rain expected for at least seven more months, the number of people who would be destitutes by then staggers the imagination, and the aftermath of the drought would be clossal.

According to our tentative, rough estimates at least 700,000 people would be destitutes. This would also mean that a great part of Somalia's livestock population would be wiped out. In addition to this, the resources we have earmarked for development would have to be met with this emergency. Under these circumstances what is the extent of outside assistance? It is true that some friendly countries have volunterred, to give us assistance for this great emergency, but after how many months will their assistance reach us? It will reach us after we have been spending ten million shillings a day on relief; it will reach us after we have been taking care of our people on our own for one month and a half. The people in relief camps are too many, and the world has given us humanitarian assistances, or would assist us, for at times of calamity, human beings have to help each other. Some countries have given us a mere taken assistance. They must have told themselves "Let us just make our presence get noted without giving them any substantial things". The reason I am explaining these things to you is that, you have to realize that the greater part of the burden of this emergency is going to be on us and we should be ready to take care of our people.

The Somali people have to realize the magnitude of the great responsibilities that circumstances have thrust upon them. What is at stake today is the saving of hundreds of thousands of lives. It is the duty of every Somali, whether he is inside or outside the country, to contribute towards the aleviation of this misery which nature has beset upon his brothers and sisters. Paying deaf ears to this call is tantamount to betraying one's brothers, country and nation at a time of great dancer. I could think of nothing worst than committing such a sin. Every Somali must know, and know it now, that nothing at the disposal of the Somali Government and people would be spared we must be prepared even to divert the salary funds to this emergency, it comes to that in order to save the lives of the drought victims. It is indispensable that every Somali with the tiniest particle of patriotism or humanity should volunteer to help out his brothers and sisters with his brain, energy and resources, and he should give it willingly and with good heart. All of us could do nothing short of that.

Looking after the interest of the Somali people is the constant objective of the Government. To give you an example,the Government had paid 140,000,000 shillings in food subsidies to cover the increase in food prices in world markets. This was done to make possible for the Somali people to buy food at prices much lower than the real value. The purpose of paying food subsidies is to keep food prices down so that the workers, the public and the people can afford to buy at prices they can easilly pay.

Every District had been given the responsibility of distributing food to the people in the relief Camps there. The authorities in each of the drought—striken areas in the country should appoint special people for the management and distribution of food. The people given this task would have to see it that each person in the relief camps should get his daily food allocation. Each person or family, should have identity papers, to make sure that each person, or each family is given the exact quantity of food allocations. It shouldn't happen that some get extra food, through oversight or mistake, and some get less than what they are entitled. There should be a strict fair system of distribution.

The mettle of the Somali nation has been exposed to great test today. They must prove the stuff they are made of for these are times of great trial. The Somali people must be equal to this trial, and must stop anyone, whether he is a treacherous Somali or foreinger, who would want to detract them from their great responsibility.

Long live Somalia

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waan kuu darsane jaalle
written by warya , August 24, 2011
allaha raxmadiisa haku siiyee waanu kuu darsane oo dambi baan kaa galney nacafi aabe siyaad
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written by jj , October 22, 2011
Allaha u naxariisto Maxamed Siyaad Barre wuxuu ahaa Hoggaamiye Hawshiisa yaqaan, Wadani dalkiisa iyo Dadkiisa Jecel.
Nin Odey khibrad ama waayo aragnimo weyn u lahaa Somalida, lana soo shaqeeyey Gumeystayaashii Dalka ku kala dambeeyey Talyaani iyo Ingiriisba isagoo aan dhibaato isku keenin.
Wuxuu aad iyo aad uga aragti dheeraa Somalida inteeda kale, Tuugada iyo kuwa aan Wadaniyadda ku jirinna si fiican ayuu u garanaayey wuuna ka ilaalinaayey iney Xukun qabtaan si aysan dalka u bur burinin una gaarsiin halka uu hadda maraayo, laakin waa lala garan waayey.
Waxaa lagu Xasuustaa Qorista Afka Somaliga, ku biiridda Jaamacadda Carabta, Horumarinta dhismaha Dalka, Dhaqaalaha Dalka, Siyaasadda Dalka, Waxbarashada lacag la’aanta ahayd ilaa heer Jaamacad, Caafimaadka Lacag la’aanta ahaa oo xittaa Dalalka Reer Yurub iyo Mareykanka aan weli gaarin.
Tan ugu siiba weyn waxaa lagu Xasuustaa Dagaalkii uu ku khaldamey inuu ku qaado Ethiopia, kuna dhawaado inuu Ethiopia oo dhan ku qabsado, taasoo u abuurtey Cadow Badan oo Caalami ah inuu yeesho, laguna soo abaabulo Moorayaantii SSDF, USC, SPM , SNM iyo intii bur burisey Qaranimada Dalka, Dadka , Deegaanka, iyo Dullinimada ilaa hadda ay ku sii wadaan.
qiiro
written by cabdalle , February 09, 2013
dalka siduu ahaan jiray iyo maanta siduu yahay muuqaalka aragiyo maqalkaba ukala roon
Hoey afrikaay hurudooy helyeeyadaadii hurudooy haadbaa cunaayee hurudooy hayiin sidiisii urudooy
hadii lagudhaho siduu laka ahaan jiray iyo hada siduu yahay waa midaaan waxan u hanqal tagnay inaan qarada odhan gumeysi kasarno adkaantana waxan kunoqonay caan guuldarada oogu weyn waa iney awoodaada kaaqarsanaadto adigoo leh awood hadana wey naga qarsantahay wali waxaa nagu jiro dadkii halyey yadeeni kadhasheen oo somali ah shaqsiga haduu daacad yahayna wuu helaya wuxuu juhdi kubixiyo somali hada waa fara badan tahay lkn ewal hal ayey aheyd shaqsi geeriyodayna wax kuutari mayo siyaad bare wadani ayuu ahaakana go;antahay inuu wax qabto somaliyeey hadaa ahaan laheyd dad aan tusaale laheyn gar ayaad yeelan laheyd lkn tusaale wanaagsan ayaan leenahay hada yaa noogaraabayo anagoo aragnay nolasha iney tahay kala danbeyn iyo nabad ayan doonan la'nahay nasiib xumada lasheego waa midaan dhibka dhaxalka loohelo ee ubadka waalid kood oga tagaana waa midkaan ookale anaga hada dadkeeni dhib noogama tagin ee anaga ayaa isku qabanay aloow nabad
Greatest Leader Ever In Somalia
written by saciid Siyaad , March 09, 2014
Waxaa aad iyo aad ii xanuujiyay sida qotada dheer ee Aabe Siyaad u cabiray aragtidiisa ku aadan, dhaqaalaha,siyaasada, wax barashada, caafimaadka, horumariinta wadanka,xoreeynta gobolada maqan, iyo sida uu u xanuujinayso soomaalinimada qabka leh. Ma arag mana maqal nin leadar ah oo ka daacadsan
bal eega qodbooyinka ama aragtidiisa ku salaysan nooca soomaaliya uu rabo iyo waxa hada kasocda, putland, jubaland,somaliland,bayland. Duligii uu kala dardaarmaayay yay ukala cararayaan markaas ayayay oranayaan afweeynaa sidaan wax ugalay. hala dhameeyo kuwii amxaarada ugalay sida
SSDFUSC iyo SPM. waxaa ay ahaayeen wasaqdii soomaaliya ceelka ku riday oo soomaliya halkaa ay joogto dhiagay ala iddinma naxariisto kuwii aasaasayoo. imasaa soomaali bad kudhamaatay imisaa gurigoodii ka qaxay. imisaa muslim iyo gaalo kufsatay. imasaa diimo fara badan oo aan la aqoon lugu laayay in ayqaataan, imasaa caruur toodii kacararay,imisaa aabo la aan dhalay, imisaa ilaaway luuqa doodii, imisaa abtigood dilay,imisaa diinteenii macaanayd kabaxday.


Aloow unaxariiso Aabe Siyaad iyo dhamaan umadii lashaqaysay ee siiyay dhiigoodo iyo maskaxdooda dalkooda iyo diintooda waan hubaal in maalin maalmaha kamida meelwalba taalo la idinka dhisi.
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