(24-Feb-23) UN, New York – The recent vote at the United Nations, where Somalia and 140 other countries voted with Ukraine to call for a “comprehensive, just and lasting peace” and demand that Russia withdraw its troops and stop fighting, is a step towards addressing the crisis. It is crucial that the international community recognizes the urgent need for action to address the humanitarian crisis in Somalia and other countries impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The UK embassy in Mogadishu’s tweet highlights their support for Ukraine and Somalia. The international community needs to work together to address the devastating effects of the Russian invasion and provide critical aid to those who are suffering. The situation in Somalia and other affected countries will continue to worsen without immediate action.
At the UN, Somalia 🇸🇴 the UK 🇬🇧 and 139 other countries voted with Ukraine.
— UK in Somalia🇬🇧🇸🇴 (@UKinSomalia) February 24, 2023
The people of Somalia are facing a severe humanitarian crisis, with millions affected by drought and facing severe food shortages. The situation is particularly dire for children, with 1.5 million at risk of acute malnutrition. The disruption of food exports from Ukraine and Russia has made the situation worse, leading to skyrocketing costs for fuel, transportation and food production.
Somalia’s current crisis is not only due to drought but also climate change, a global food crisis, and ongoing conflict. The jihadist group Al Shabaab controls vast rural areas, which has made the situation worse. The international community must work together to address these issues and provide critical aid to the people of Somalia.
The vote at the United Nations is a step towards addressing the crisis in Somalia and other countries affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The international community must recognize the urgent need for action and work together to provide critical aid to those who are suffering. It is crucial that the people of Somalia are not forgotten and that immediate action is taken to address their severe humanitarian crisis.