Somalia humanitarian crisis amounts to nightmare: UN chief

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‘UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has arrived in Somalia to discuss a hunger crisis which he described as a “nightmare” in the East African country.

“The combination of conflict, drought, climate change, diseases and cholera is a nightmare,” Guterres told reporters during the flight to Mogadishu on Tuesday.

“It is essentially a visit of solidarity with Somalia. We are trying to put in place a response mechanism… for trying to prevent the worst,” he said.

On Tuesday, UN Humanitarian Chief, Stephen O’Brien, who is also in Mogadishu, called for urgent and immediate action to alleviate the situation.’

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