3.3m Somalis will require life-saving assistance in 2018 – UN

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The UN on Thursday said 3.3 million Somalis would require urgent life-saving assistance in 2018 due to combined
vulnerabilities resulting from drought-induced displacement, conflict and limited access to basic services.

The UN report on Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) released by the Somalia Humanitarian Country Team states that some 6.2 million people, half of the population of Somalia, will need humanitarian assistance and protection in 2018.

Peter Clercq, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, said drought and conflict continued to be the major drivers of humanitarian needs in Somalia.

He added that the civilian population in many parts of the country were exposed to significant protection risks, dignity and their well-being on daily basis.

Clercq said “providing life-saving assistance, reducing emergency levels of acute malnutrition, reinforcing…

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