United States will establish permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia

A woman holds her severely malnourished young child in a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Mogadishu. Somalia is affected by a severe drought that has ravaged large swaths of the Horn of Africa, leaving an estimated 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Picture: United Nations | Stuart Price

Somalian political situation is slowly recovering after Somalian civil war happened almost 30 years ago, in 1991. Over 150,000 people have been displaced.

The United States will establish new diplomatic presence in the African country the government said in a statement on Tuesday.

Somalia received an international aid of $80 million given by the World Bank in September to back up its financial situation while some parts of the country are still under some military groups.

In the past years UN reported there is about 230,000 people, over half of whom are estimated to be children, suffering from famine after several crisis caused by droughts and floods.

UNICEF gave $110.3 millions in funding that are still short to support relief programmes in the country.


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