UN launches humanitarian plan for Somalia
Topics: HUMANITARIAN SOMALIA
The joint statement issued by the UN and Somalia’s Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Ministry said the plan is expected to provide life-saving assistance and livelihood support to the targeted people.
“The people targeted for assistance include 1.7 million people displaced by conflict, insecurity, forced evictions, droughts and floods,” the statement said.
“More than half of Somalia’s population live below the poverty line,” it noted.
“As we implement the HRP, the UN and its partners are working to ensure that emergency and development assistance complement each other in line with the Government development plan in order to achieve long-term recovery and resilience,” Adam Abdulmoula, the humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, was quoted as saying in the statement.
It highlighted four main objectives of the plan which are: “reduce the prevalence of acute malnutrition and health needs; meet the basic needs of people across 74 districts; strengthen protection, right to safety and dignity; and enhance capacity of IDPs and non-IDPs to cope with significant shocks. “
“The plan aims to provide food assistance monthly to 2.1 million people, support access to education for more than 300,000 children, provide health assistance to 2.5 million people, deliver safe water to more than 1.2 million people and non-food items to 1.24 million people, and address conflict-related protection concerns including the risk of gender-based violence,” the statement added. ■