The U.N. on Tuesday said that $1.3 billion is needed for programs from 2013 to 2015 that will assist 3.8 million people.
The acting humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, Stefano Porretti, said that while the humanitarian situation in Somalia remains critical, the improvement in food stocks and new-found security in the capital present an opportunity to break the cycle of recurring crises brought on by drought and conflict.
He said it is “imperative” that the world continue to support humanitarian work in Somalia.
But recently, the U.N. and other aid groups have begun to move back into Mogadishu.
President picks Geingob for prime minister
The Namibia Press Agency said President Hifikepunye Pohamba made the announcement Tuesday during a hastily called news conference in the capital Windhoek.
Mr. Geingob is part of the ruling party South West African People’s Organization, a former guerrilla movement known as SWAPO.
Mr. Geingob’s elevation comes after he was confirmed Sunday as SWAPO’s vice president. That puts him in a strong position to become SWAPO’s presidential candidate in the nation’s coming 2014 election.
Namibia gained its independence and a majority-rule government in 1990.