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Somalia to Get $30 Million Fron UN to Avert Looming Hunger
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Somalia to Get $30 Million Fron UN to Avert Looming Hunger

The United Nations will give Somalia $30m to avert  a looming famine . UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mr Mark Lowcock said the funds would complement the Somalia  government's hunger safety-net programme for arid areas. The UN refugee agency has, meanwhile, warned that “severe climatic conditions combined with armed conflict and protracted displacement” could force Somalia into a major humanitarian emergency. “Decades of climatic shocks and conflict have left more than 2.6 million people internally displaced in Somalia today,” the refugee agency said on Tuesday. Kenya Ksh500 million ($5 million) to respond to persistent drought caused by “climatic shocks”. Ethiopia will get Ksh1 billion ($10m) to help ensure adequate food supplies for a drought-ravaged region bordering Somalia.