Launch of the Call for Aid: El Niño and Drought in Somalia

By Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

What: Launch of the Call for Aid: El Nino and Drought in Somalia

Who: Peter de Clercq, Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia When: 10.30 AM - 11.30 AM. Thursday 31 March, 2016 Where: Conference Room 9, UN Complex, UN Avenue, Gigiri, Nairobi The Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Peter de Clercq invites you to the launch of the Call for Aid: El Niño and Drought in Somalia on Thursday 31 March 2016. The Call for Aid seeks urgent funding to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to over one million people affected by drought in Puntland and Somaliland. Severe drought exacerbated by El Niño conditions has hit parts of Puntland and Somaliland compounding an already challenging humanitarian situation. Nearly 385,000 people face acute food insecurity in these areas and another 1.3 million people risk slipping into acute food insecurity if they do not receive assistance. This brings the total number of people in need of some form of humanitarian assistance and livelihood support to 1.7 million of the 4.6 million people living in Puntland and Somaliland. Please note that coffee will be served from 10.00 am to 10.30 am.