(Xinhua) -- Humanitarian partners
working in Somalia are seeking 864 million U.S. dollars to reach
3.9 million people with urgent life-saving assistance by the end
The UN Office for the Coordination of
Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) revealed that on Monday through a
newly-developed Humanitarian Response Plan for Somalia for 2017.
"The plan has been developed in consideration of and in
complementarity with ongoing and planned development
programming," the OCHA said in its latest report.
Developed within the framework of a three-year humanitarian
strategy for Somalia for 2016-2018, the response plan for 2017
aims to save lives, ensure the protection of the most
vulnerable, strengthen resilience, support the provision of
basic services and enable durable solutions, according to the
Five million Somalis, or more than 40 percent of the
country’s population, do not have sufficient food, according to
a UN-backed assessment report issued earlier this year.
The report reveals the number includes over 300,000 children
under five who are acutely malnourished, among them over 50,000
children who are severely malnourished.