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Mogadishu firefighters are volunteers working pro bono | Africanews - 8 months ago, 10 Aug 19:56

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In Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, plagued with emergencies, the fire department consists of volunteers who respond to crisis call with a heart of compassion.

These firefighters are among a number of private citizens who continue to provide social services in this cash strapped nation, still recovering from war.

The fire department is Somalia’s main state-run fire and rescue unit which was set up in 2012 to help improve emergency services, where insecurity remains a deep concern.

We are on stand-by 24 hours a day, we work in difficult conditions. As you see we have only four fire fighter's trucks working at the moment, and we are working in a city with over 4 million people.

The facility has now attracted 85 volunteers who work day and night for free.

“I decided to take part in helping protect over 4 million people living in this city and it is my responsibility for me to fight huge ...
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