UN and Africa: Somalia’s life-saving volunteer ambulance service

12 April 2018

Welcome to our latest UN and Africa podcast, from UN News.

Before the arrival of the Aamin Free Ambulance Service in Somalia’s capital twelve years ago, victims of car crashes or terror attacks, were taken to hospital in wheelbarrows.

The volunteer service operates around the clock, and Michael Keating, who’s in charge of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), is calling for more support for the vital “first-responder”, which has saved hundreds of lives across the capital Mogadishu.

Music Credits:  

State of Mind, by Audiobinger
Audio Credit:
Matt Wells, Ali Gutale
Audio Duration:
13'8"