Humanitarian Situation Still Vulnerable In Somalia

First, the fact: 3.2 million people, or more than 40 per cent of the population in Somalia, rely on international aid, a senior United Nations aid official stressed today.

Humanitarian situation in Somalia

In an article published by the UN News Centre, it is stated that UN agencies and their partners have so far received only 56 per cent of the $600 million needed to fund critical areas such as health, water and sanitation, nutrition and livelihood support in Somalia, which is recovering from drought and years of chaos and is also in the throes of ongoing violence.

According to Mark Bowden, the UN Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator for Somalia, whose cited in the article, “Conflict is the driving cause behind displacement and most of it comes from Mogadishu,” he said, noting that 20,000 people were displaced in the capital in June, and an estimated 200,000 people have been displaced from the city this year.

To get the full article, visit the UN News Centre. >>

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