Somalia’s defense minister promises victory during frontline visit
The drought envoy further said that there are families who have lost their relatives who were affected by the drought and preferred to live in displacement camps.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, the Special Envoy of the President in charge of the drought response sounds alarmed over the impact of the drought on the Somali people.
After visiting several drought-hit regions, Warsame said that 7,700,000 people (seven million and seven hundred thousand) were directly affected by the catastrophe.
Warsame said that more than 800,000 (Eight Hundred Thousand) people have been displaced from their livelihoods, and nearly 3 million Somali livestock has lost their lives in the drought.
He has proposed to work together to deal with problems such as finding a solution to the obstacles, including transporting people in remote areas who are unable to move to the IDP camps.
I urge Somalis & humanitarian agencies for URGENT support to these people before the situation escalates to famine conditions," Warsame said.
The drought envoy further said that there are families who have lost their relatives after being affected by the drought and preferred to live in displacement camps.
Somalia has been affected by the drought caused by the failure of four rainy seasons, the Covid-19, locusts that have destroyed the grasslands, and the conflict in the country.
For his part, the defense minister said the government is committed to fighting Al-Shabaab until ensuring all regions are free from Al-Shabaab and installing local administrations elected by local people.