U.N. chief says seeking further $900 million for Somalia crisis response

Reuters News
Posted: May 11, 2017 5:32 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Nations is seeking a further $900 million this year for Somalia, where more than 6 million people need humanitarian assistance and 275,000 malnourished children are at risk of starvation, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday.

"This morning we presented the revised humanitarian response plan seeking an additional $900 million to the end the year," Guterres said in opening remarks to an international conference on Somalia hosted by British Prime Minister Theresa May.

(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon, editing by Phil Stewart)