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​Somalia Emergency financing from the Italian Cooperation in response to the country’s food crisis

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  Somalia Emergency financing from the Italian Cooperation in response to the country s food crisis
​Somalia Emergency financing from the Italian Cooperation in response to the country’s food crisis

1 In response to the long drought affecting the Horn of Africa and its consequences, the Italian Cooperation is providing emergency funding of €500,000 for the work of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Somalia.

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2 The grant will enable the International Federation to support the Somali Red Crescent Society in its early response activities to help vulnerable people most exposed to the food crisis.

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3 The financing is a concrete example of the solidarity of the Italian Government with the population of Somalia.

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4 It adds to the emergency funding provided in recent weeks to the World Food Program (WFP) in response to food crises in Kenya (€500,000), Sri Lanka (€300,000) and Uganda (€200,000).

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