Somalia Allows U.N. Humanitarian Flights
"The U.N. aid operation is trying to save as many lives as possible as quickly as possible."
- Margareta Wahlstrom, acting U.N. emergency relief coordinator
Mogadishu, Somalia - Shortly after wresting control of Somalia's capital from Islamic militants, the U.N.-backed transitional government Thursday approved the immediate resumption of humanitarian flights.
The U.N. plan is to resume cargo and passenger flights to the southern port of Kismayo to reach flood-affected areas, and to other locations to quickly reach thousands displaced by the fighting, OCHA said.