British, UN leaders to address Somalia humanitarian crisis

British, UN leaders to address Somalia humanitarian crisis

British, UN leaders to address Somalia humanitarian crisis

Speaking at the conference, he said practical measures should be taken to intensify and better coordinate the efforts of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and other friendly forces with the Somalia national army fighting Al Shabaab.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Somalia's future "hangs in the balance between peril and potential" due to a drought that has already killed more than 250,000 people, half of them children.

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni is pictured arriving at the London Somalia Conference at Lancaster House in London on Thursday.

11 de mayo de 2017, 15:05London, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed demanded today the lifting of the arms embargo on his country, which he described as vital to defeat his nemesis, the Al Shabab Islamist movement.

In late February, Farmajo declared a national disaster for the drought that has forced 6.2 million Somalis - about half of the country's population - to seek urgent food assistance and triggered fears of a potential starvation, according to the UN. He said we can tip the scales from danger to safety. "The conference will put on the table for the first time the idea of a transition plan from AMISOM to the Somali national security forces", Kay said.

The worldwide community is also looking for a commitment from Somalia to deliver a one person, one vote democracy by 2020-21.

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US counter-terrorism and security advisors have been present in Somalia for at least the past decade and have carried out at least 42 drone strikes since 2007, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

"We want to see the integration of Somali regional forces and an increase in Somali capacity, as this will be crucial in allowing the resumption of offensives against the remaining al Shabaab strongholds in southern Somalia", May said.

They spoke at a high-level conference to address the Horn of Africa nation's deepening humanitarian and security crisis.

Peter Salama, WHO Executive Director for Emergencies said history has shown the awful consequences of inaction, or action that comes too late. "I can assure you that Somalia will never turn back".

Delegates from more than 40 countries gathered at the United Kingdom -hosted conference on Somalia Thursday to consolidate support for the Horn of Africa state.

He touched on the recent drought afflicting the region - a situation that he said bore security implications with the continued flooding of refugees to stable countries.

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