UN chief arrives in Mogadishu

by Farah C/laahi | Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 | 33 views

MOGADISHU (Garsoor Online ) – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has arrived in the capital city of Mogadishu, amid droughts worsening in south and central of Somalia.

Antonio Guterres’s emergency visit aimed at drumming up support for an effort to avert a famine that could affect 6.2 million people.

Guterres said the world “must act now” after he arrived in the capital Mogadishu.

He was also flown to to Baidoa, the capital of Bay region, where at least 110 people died of hunger and other diseases, according to Somalia PM Hassan Khaire.

Guterres expected to visit some of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in which drought hit families are sheltered.

.Last week, the government declared a national disaster as the drought continued to ravage the country.

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