U.N. To Allocate $45M From Emergency Response Fund For Food, Humanitarian Aid To Somalia Amid Drought, Official Says

Associated Press: U.N.: 2 million Somalis could die of starvation amid drought
“A United Nations emergency relief coordinator says more than 2 million men, women, and children could die of starvation in Somalia by summer’s end if international aid is not sent quickly to the drought-stricken African country. U.N. Undersecretary-General Mark Lowcock says about $700 million is needed after a rainless season that has killed both livestock and crops…” (6/5).

New York Times: U.N. Aid Chief Warns of Looming ‘Horror’ as Somalia Again Faces Famine
“…The official, Mark Lowcock, under secretary general and emergency relief coordinator at the United Nations, said that he had allocated $45 million from its emergency relief fund to help purchase food and other assistance for people of the region, and that many of them could face a serious food crisis by September. He called the allocation one of the biggest ever made from the fund…” (Gladstone, 6/5).

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