‘We can’t be tired of people dying’: US calls for more aid to Somalia

Geoff Bennet:

For the first time in nearly eight years, a cabinet member visited Somalia. US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s trip to the capital, Mogadishu, comes as the region faces one of the world’s most acute humanitarian crises caused by ongoing conflict, climate change and COVID.

In the Horn of Africa, 24 million people are in a situation of extreme food insecurity. And in Somalia, aid agencies are warning that more than eight million people are on the brink of starvation if more aid is not delivered quickly.

In a moment, Nick Schifrin interviews the Ambassador to the UN, but first he looks at the urgent crisis in Somalia.


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