Lawmakers in breakaway Somaliland extend president’s term
Waa bogga Wararkii ugu dambeeyay ee Puntland ka soo baxa. Boggaan waxaad ka haleysa Qoraallo, Fallanqeyn iyo Wararka Deegaanka Puntland. Puntland ama Buntland waxay si rasmi ah u tahay Dowlad goboleedka Puntland, waa maamul goboleed ku yaalo woqooyi bari ee dalka Somaaliya. Maamulkaan caasimadiisa waa Garoowe ee gobolka Nugaal.
The leaders called on the UNSC to lift the arms embargo “to ensure that Somalia is sufficiently equipped to effectively address the security threat posed by the Al Shabab and other terrorist groups.”
The high-level drought response meeting is coming at a time when there is a severe drought in many parts of the country, as well as an ongoing war against the Al-Shabaab which lost key ground to SNA and local residents.
The President expressed his commitment to the fight against terrorism and restoring stability as the new offensive began in central Somalia making historic gains against Al-Shabaab.
The president, according to Villa Somalia is expected to hold talks with several foreign leaders on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Last week, United Nations Relief Chief Martin Griffiths has visited Somalia's South West state, the epicenter of the country's severe drought.
Somalia is facing its worst drought in 40 years following the failure of the rainy season for 4 years in a row, according to the UN.
It said aid groups on the ground are doing all they can to save lives and livelihoods, noting that by the end of July, they had assisted 5.3 million people.
In this connection, the Panel reported that this standard operating procedure has not yet been activated due to a lack of resources.
They gave priority to the most vulnerable people in areas of highest need as catastrophic hunger looms, the office said in its latest situation report.
The UN team's visit comes a day after an Al-Shabaab suicide bomber killed the justice minister of the regional state and his son outside a mosque shortly after the Friday prayers.
Separately, the Humanitarian Response Plan for Somalia, which calls for 1.46 billion U.S. dollars to help 5.5 million people, is only 30 percent funded, he told a regular briefing. Almost 4 million people have received assistance since January.
During the main period of a devastating famine between May and October 2011, there were more than 20,000 excess deaths per month in southern and central Somalia.