President holds emergency meeting with regional leaders to address humanitarian crisis

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President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo held an emergency meeting with representatives from regional states and international partners to discuss the ongoing relief effort for the humanitarian crisis.

The high-level meeting is the first of its kind for this new administration. It was held in Halane to coordinate a response for the nearly millions of Somali’s in need of assistance and or the brink of famine.

Members of the Drought Response  Committee along with other civic stakeholders were part of the meeting.

Currently, the U.N Humanitarian appeal in 2017 for Somalia stands at $864 million to provide assistance to 4 million people, but aid agencies are saying that it won’t be enough for the severe drought.

Somalia is at risk of facing its third famine in 25 years with half of the population in Somalia – 6.2 million – in dire need of humanitarian aid and a further 3 million facing urgent food insecurity.

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