December 6, 2021

Somali Prime Minister declares National State of Emergency

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The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mohamed Hussein Roble has declared a state of emergency in the country following a cabinet meeting today.

Prime Minister Roble said he made the decision after seeing a report submitted by a committee recently appointed to assess the drought situation in parts of Somalia.

“Today, November 23, after listening to the report of the Drought Situation Committee, which states that the country is in a difficult situation due to the drought, I have declared a state of emergency on humantarian needs and call on urgent assistance from both at home and abroad,” Roble said.

The Prime Minister called on the Somali people, clerics, businesses and the international community to come to the aid of those affected by the drought.

“I call on all Somalis everywhere, business community, scholars, the diaspora, the international community and friends of Somalia to make a significant contribution to the relief of those affected by the drought, as it is now an urgent matter” he added.

Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble’s statement comes at a time of severe drought reported in parts of Somalia, with recent starvation cases in Gedo.

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