Jubbaland State President Ahmed Madobe meets with IOM Chief of Mission to Somalia Frantz Celestin
Somalia's Jubbaland State President Ahmed Madobe has on Monday received at the region's State House in Kismayo town international organizatio for migration ( IOM) Chief of Mission to Somalia Frantz Celestin. They discussed how to help people affected by the drought and aways of addressing the recurring Natural disasters in the regional State. Jubbaland is one of the regional States in the Horn of Africa Nation that has been severely affected by the ongoing drought which has claimed the lives of many livestock and sparked displacement of people. United Nations says some 6.1 million people — roughly 40 percent of the entire population — have been affected and 760 000 people have fled their homes. Humanitarian organisations have warned that without a significant increase in aid, Somalia could soon face the kind of famine witnesses in the country in 2011 when 260 000 people died due to hunger. The government has little capacity to tackle the problem on its own. But observers say political stability in Mogadishu would help in coordinating the emergency response, and presenting. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who took over power on Monday from former President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo is expected to come up with modalities of addressing the current drought facing the East African Nation in the coming months.