Browsing: Food security in Somalia

Across the Horn of Africa, people are feeling the impact of severe drought, with the latest World Bank analysis showing that Somalia’s main harvest was the worst since the famine in 2011.

This situation has pushed Under-Secretary-General(USG) for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock to call for sustained funding to protect recent gains made in beating back hunger and reiterated the importance of the Government’s Resilience and Recovery Framework, which is at the centre of efforts to break the paradigm of recurring humanitarian crises in Somalia.

Mr Lowcock was speaking at the end of a two-day mission to Somalia undertaken with the World Bank Group’s Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations, and Partnerships, Mahmoud Mohieldin, and the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Peace building Support, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco.

“The latest food security analysis for Somalia shows that our response is working. One million fewer …