NAIROBI – The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is seeking for 753 million dollars to help address humanitarian needs in Somalia in 2014.
OCHA added that “funding for Somalia in 2014 is critically low.
“A total of 933 million dollars is required to meet humanitarian needs for 2014, of which, only 19 per cent has been funded.’’
Meanwhile, a report said more than 857,000 people, most of them displaced, were in need of urgent life-saving assistance.
Early warnings had indicated that the combination of delayed rains from April to June, a disrupted planting season and rising food prices in areas affected by military offensive, could further worsen the humanitarian situation in the country.
It added that plans were on to enhance resilience of vulnerable households and communities through investments that enhanced the productivity of livelihood. (Xinhua/NAN)