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President meets today in Mogadishu with the UN top Relief coordinator

Somalia president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has received today on Thursday in Mogadishu Under Secretary General for Humanitarian affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths who is visiting Somalia to see his eye the impact of climate shocks has left on Somali people.

During the meeting, the president shared his plan towards the ongoing drought response that is being undertaken in the country.

Somalia is in one of the worst humanitarian crises that inherited the complex of issues like climate change related factors and insecurity that put millions of Somali people in unprecedented tragedy.

The president has called international partners to intervene, immediately the drought in the horn of Africa before it becomes a devastating famine which claims lives of millions.

A press statement from the president’s office indicates that the president has emphasized that his government and the people have prioritized helping the drought affected people who have been displaced from their home and live in IDP camps.

“The president underlined to focus on giving lifesaving assistance to those in need and creating jobs, investment to pave the way for economic development and durable solutions,” as read the statement.

President Mohamud has commanded the role of UNOCHA in the country in terms of supporting Somali people and he urges them to double their relief efforts in this critical time.

On his side, Martin Griffiths, has pledged that the United Nations will increase its humanitarian effort in Somalia, especially, the current situation facing the country.

In a tweet, Mr. Griffiths applauded the resilience of the Somali people.

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