Somalia – 6 June 2014

Somalia: UN aid chief calls for $60 million emergency funding through summer months
The United Nations humanitarian chief today called for $60 million for the next three months to prevent Somalia “from slipping back into a major humanitarian crisis” as it did during the 2011 famine.

Briefing the Security Council, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos stressed that “early warnings must trigger early action so that Somalia moves towards and not away from food security; that it remains polio-free; and that the resilience of the people is reinforced.”

UN News Centre


Somalia: China to extend support for Somalia

Somali foreign and international investment minister Abdirahman Duale Beyle had met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. the two officials have discussed the reinforcement of the diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Bilateral meeting held at the Chinese foreign ministry centre in Beijing between the two ministers has focused mainly on security conditions of Somalia and the trade bonds between china and Somalia. The ongoing Chinese implementing projects in Somalia also includes issues talked about in this meeting.

RBC Radio