The UN chief met with President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed Farmajo to hold important talks as part of the visit. His office also disclosed that he will be visiting internally displaced people in the country.
‘‘I am here to express my solidarity with the people of Somalia. The world needs to act now to avert a humanitarian crisis,’‘ the former UN refugee agency chief told reporters in Mogadishu.
‘‘This is a moment of tragedy but also a moment of hope with a new Somali government that is ready to act,’‘ he added.
President Farmajo last week declared the current drought a ‘national disaster’ and called for international assistance to avert a catastrophe. He also called on Somalis in the diaspora to play a role in alleviating the crisis.