Nonprofit group gathers supplies to send to Somalia

A nonprofit group spent the day Thursday packing up medical supplies to ship to Somalia as part of an international relief effort. Connecticut Quest for Peace stores donated medical supplies in a warehouse

News 12 Staff

Nov 21, 2014, 3:40 AM

Updated 3,503 days ago

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A nonprofit group spent the day Thursday packing up medical supplies to ship to Somalia as part of an international relief effort.
Connecticut Quest for Peace stores donated medical supplies in a warehouse at 394 Main St. in Bridgeport. They say supplies have been donated by local hospitals and doctor offices.
Boxes were filled with everything from bandages to ankle braces to sterile water for irrigating wounds. Organizers say Somalian hospitals are in desperate need of supplies due to famine and disease.
Dr. Adam Hassan, who is originally from Somalia but now lives in Bridgeport, will go with the materials when they are shipped out. Hassan says that while volunteering in Somalia several years ago, he was shot by local rebels during an ambush and three of his children were killed.
 


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