Millions of dollars earmarked for expanding drought response in Somalia

United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) announced $ 10 million injection to expand drought response in Somalia.

In the press conference, UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq confirmed that the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has decided to pump in $ 10 million to expand drought response. in Somalia, which is facing the worst drought in 40 years.

It noted that catastrophic levels of food insecurity have been reported for the first time since 2017, with 213,000 people in conditions similar to famine and half of the population – 7.8 million people – suffering from acute food insecurity.