UN appeal: fleeing Somalis need 47.8 million dollars

The United Nations said Tuesday it needs 47.8 million dollars to help protect Somalis fleeing daily battles in the Horn of Africa nation, as the numbers of those needing assistance are set to increase by the end of next year.

UN appeal: fleeing Somalis need 47.8 million dollars
The United Nations said Tuesday it needs 47.8 million dollars to help protect Somalis fleeing daily battles in the Horn of Africa nation, as the numbers of those needing assistance are set to increase by the end of next year.

The UN's refugee agency UNHCR said by the end of 2008, 478,000 people will need help as opposed to 312,000 now, but the world body attributed this rise to greater access to people displaced within Somalia.

Most of the money would be spent on the Somalis still in the country, including the 400,000 who fled bloody clashes in the capital Mogadishu this year, whereas the remainder would go toward assisting refugees in neighbouring Ethiopia, Kenya, Yemen and Djibouti.

The UN said it was also looking for a better mechanism to chart migration patterns that could act as an early warning system.


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