Libyan people to receive urgent medical supplies

Low medical supplies

The World Health Organization will receive 100 million euros of Libya's frozen funds from the Dutch government to buy medical supplies. The UN Security Council in February had imposed travel bans and asset freezes on Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi, members of his family and his inner circle. Low medical supplies, rising food prices and significant fuel shortages are among some of the challenges facing civilians in Libya's capital Tripoli. WHO's Tarik Jaseravic says the organization is grateful to the Dutch government for this gesture.

Peacekeepers needed to occupy space left by Somali rebels

Ugandan soldiers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)

Burundi and Uganda are offering an additional three thousand foot soldiers to reinforce the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia. That's according to Augustine Mahiga, the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Somalia. He's currently in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa where he briefed a special session of the African Union's Peace and Security Council on Somalia. Mahiga made clear the urgency to occupy the space left by the Al Shabaab insurgents. He began by discussing with Jocelyne Sambira his upcoming all-inclusive meeting with Somali stakeholders in Mogadishu.

Aid efforts in Horn of Africa need to scaled up further :UN humanitarian chief

Valerie Amos visited Kenya and Somalia

Over three million people are on the brink of starvation in Somalia, says Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos. In addition, more than 12 million across the wider region, which includes Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia, are in need of food and humanitarian assistance due to the effects of the worst drought in decades. The UN humanitarian chief, who has just completed a three day visit to Somalia and Kenya, recently spoke to the press.

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