Hospital treats children affected by drought in Somalia
Hunger-related illnesses have killed 47 children over the past two months at a government-run hospital in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.
A severe drought is currently placing Somalia on the brink of famine but “there is a chance to avoid the worse” the UN Secretary-General has warned.
The United Nations is “working overtime” to avert another disaster in Somalia like the one that claimed 260,000 lives six years ago.
The UN has congratulated Somalia’s new president who was elected by parliamentarians in the capital, Mogadishu, on Wednesday.
Mohamed Abdullahi, known by the nickname "Farmajo," is a former Somalian prime minister.
There is “a huge sense of anticipation” in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, ahead of presidential elections on Wednesday, according to UN Special Representative in the country, Michael Keating.
Somalia terror attack “desperate attempt” to disrupt electoral process
The attack on the Dayax hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday has been described by the UN there as a “desperate attempt” by Al Shabaab extremists to disrupt the electoral process.