Due to food crisis, US envoy asks for more help to Somalia

(MENAFN) The first US Cabinet member to visit Somalia since 2015 urged the world on Sunday to further give as the eastern African country faces starvation.

"The US cannot do this alone," according to the US Ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield.

Ms Thomas-Greenfield called for "other donors and the world to go bigger and be bolder," saying "this is the moment to bolster your humanitarian contributions".

The UN envoy, who completed her African trip on Sunday, made a statement that the US would give at least USD40 million in funding to Somalia as it faces a food crisis.

Ms Thomas-Greenfield went to Mozambique, Ghana, Kenya and Somalia as part of President Joe Biden’s vow to expand and develop US companies in Africa.

She saw humanitarian partners and heads from UN organizations, the extensive international NGO community and local leaders to talk over famine, refugees and other humanitarian requirements in the area.


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