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Somalia, UN seek over $1bn for humanitarian assistance

Christian Fernsby |
Mogadishu and the UN on Monday sought $1.09 billion to assist Somalis in need of humanitarian assistance in 2021, reports Anadolu Agency.

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Topics: SOMALIA   

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.

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