FAO: Somalia Top Priority in Funding Appeal
(MENAFN- Saudi Press Agency) The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Tuesday that it has launched an emergency appeal for $697 million to help 30 million people in 31 crisis-hit countries.
'We are trying to promote risk management, early warning systems, and prevention (of food emergencies),' Dominique Bourgeon, director of FAO's emergency division, told Reuters.
In Somalia, where the FAO has requested $118 million, the largest requirement for a single country, people are 'on the edge,' according to Bourgeon. 'If there is a small drought, resilience collapses and the situation becomes desperate,' he said.
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