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UN provides $11m For Drought Response In Somalia

Posted: Mar 24, 2016 at 3:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Tony Ademiluyi with agency reports

The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will release 11 million dollars to provide urgent humanitarian assistance for 224,000 drought affected people in the northern parts of Somalia.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Wednesday the fund would help partners to increase the provision of critical life-saving humanitarian assistance in the drought-affected areas of Puntland and Somaliland.

“This will include food and nutrition assistance, livestock vaccination, health care services, water and sanitation,’’ OCHA said.