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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Jerry Rawlings warns of renewed food crisis in Somalia

Ghanaian former President, Jerry John Rawlings has said Somalia may face another phase of food crisis if there is shortage of humanitarian aid, reports PeaceFM.
Rawlings who is also the African Union’s High Representative for Somalia affirmed that crisis ridden state of Somalia needs the sum of $1.5billion, about N238.7billion in order to sustain the present state of food security in the country.
NaijaAgroNet gathered that Rawlings sounded this warning in his address to the second annual conference of the Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED) of the New York University in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate recently.
He disclosed that the total population of those facing famine presently in the Horn of Africa is 9.5 million out of which 2.3 million is from Somalia.
“Almost one-third of the population, are still in need of aid. Across the Horn of Africa region, a staggering 9.5 million people still need help,” he said. Read moreAdmin/LS
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