LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The UK government is hosting a conference on Thursday to discuss the security threats and humanitarian situation in Somalia, where 3 million people are facing famine and 6 million, or half of the population, are in need of aid.
The United Nations is seeking a further $900 million this year for Somalia, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at the conference.
Here are some facts about Somalia’s security and humanitarian situation:
Sources: United Nations, World Health Organization, Reuters, Thomson Reuters Foundation, UK Government
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