AU organises Somalia donor conference in Ethiopia
The African Union (AU) has announced that it will organise a donor conference on 9 August in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in order to support Somalia as it is one of worst countries affected by drought in the Horn of Africa.
AU Deputy Chairperson Erastus Mwencha announced this in a statement released today in Addis Ababa following his visit to the Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya in order to assess the situation of the humanitarian crisis.
According to the African Union, a dedicated bank account is in the process of being opened to assist the drought and famine victims.
Meanwhile, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has declared the Dadaab camp as the biggest refugee camp in the world, with a population of 500,000 refugees, mainly Somalis.
The UNHRC said over 11 million people in the Horn of Africa have fallen victim to the drought and desperately needed food assistance.
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