The world can avoid a tragedy in Somalia, UN chief urges

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Pictured, internally displaced peoples in Baidoa, Somalia.Photo: OCHA/ Cecilia Attefors (file)

The world can avoid a tragedy in Somalia like the one that happened in 2011, the UN Secretary-General urged on Tuesday, in reference to a famine that was concentrated in the south-central part of the country at the time.

Briefing the press in Baidoa, in south-central Somalia, António Guterres appealed for US $ 825 million to support more than 5 million people in the next six months.

The UN and its partners have a plan, he said, but lacked the financial means to put it into action.

Jocelyne Sambira has more.

Duration: 2’21″

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