Somalia, UN seek over $1bn for humanitarian assistance
The federal government of Somalia and UN's Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs launched the 2021 Humanitarian Response Plan.
The plan aims to assist 4 million people out of the 5.9 million in need assistance including IDPs, host communities, refugees and returnees, to access life-saving assistance, basic services and livelihoods support.
Adam Abdelmoula, the UN representative in Somalia, said the funding is needed to counter the "triple threat" of climate shocks, locusts and COVID-19. ■