UN Humanitarian agency it is seeking more funds to combat with the ongoing drought in the country
The United Nations humanitarian Agency now says it is seeking $ 993.3 million to provide life-saving assistance to prevent the ravaging drought in Somalia. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) stated that the effects of the drought and economic pressures in the country are increasing the risk of starvation. “7.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, of which 7 million are said to be affected by the drought,” OCHA said in a statement. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) outlined that it is working on an extensive response program to combat against the devastating drought and famine in the Horn of Africa Nation. The Humanitarian agency made this revelation on Friday, June 24. Somalia is grappling with the worst drought in decades after failure by rainfall for four consecutive seasons which has continued to spark huge human displacement and decimated crops and livestock.