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Somalia needs $24.6 million for food and water

Staff Writer |
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched an appeal of $24.6 million to help more than a million Somalis affected by drought.

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The funding would be aimed at "scaling up life-saving interventions throughout the country," Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said at the daily news briefing.

IOM was quoted as saying that an increasing number of Somalis were being forced to relocate in search of food and water.

"Without assistance, many will face malnutrition, as well as increased risk of disease and even death," said Dujarric, citing IOM.

With 166 member states, a further eight states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

UN Member States unanimously adopted a resolution approving the agreement to make IOM a "Related Organization" of the UN on July 25, 2016.

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