This week the UK government announced a new £25 million aid package for Somalia to support over a million people battling drought across the country.
- After three failed rainy seasons, Somalia is facing a humanitarian crisis as half of the population need life-saving aid with the crisis being worsened by inflation following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
- That is why we have announced a £25 million aid package of food, water, nutrition and emergency health support for Somalia alongside a ground-breaking $1.5 million aid partnership with Qatar. These measures build on the £14.5 million of support we announced earlier this year.
- The scale of the crisis in Somalia, and the level of human suffering, is truly staggering - we are showing international leadership by providing this support to avert a crisis and save lives.