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WFP said the funds, required between November and April 2023, include a 356-million-dollar shortfall for life-saving relief food and nutrition assistance.
Adopting Resolution 2607, the council renewed and expanded the provisions set out in paragraph 15 of Resolution 2182 until Nov. 15, 2022.
They expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, and the people of Somalia, and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.
The meeting came hours after the United Nations security council extended the mandate of the UN mission in Mogadishu [UNSOM] to continue the support for the country and the Somali people.
The UNSOM was created in June 2013 by the Security Council to support state-building and peacebuilding in Somalia.
Mohamud has praised the UN for its continued assistance to the Somali people affected by the drought which is currently on the brink of turning into famine after failed rainy seasons for 4 consecutive years.
When the election is completed, the 54-member Senate and the 275 Lower House members will hold a joint session in Mogadishu to elect a new president maybe later in 2022, per the KON source.
Aid agencies say the number of needy Somalis is set to increase as the impact of drought continues to grip most parts of the country as the rivers dried up and the people, mainly children started to die.
The Special Representative said that, since his last briefing in November 2021, election plans – first agreed earlier that year – have progressed considerably.
Ridley has been visiting some of the worst affected areas in the country in recent weeks. Speaking from Mogadishu, he said shallow wells are starting to dry up, increasing demand on deep wells.
The conflict has forced more than 100,000 people, mostly women and children, to flee from their homes to outside villages, facing severe water shortages and drought conditions.
The top UN delegation has paid a visit to the southern port city of Kismayo on Tuesday for talks with president Ahmed Madobe of Jubaland.