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Senior officials from the United Nations and the World Bank will visit Somalia next week to increase awareness of the interlinkages between humanitarian, peacebuilding and development efforts.

The African Union Mission in Somalia said the elegation will identify how international partners can further support Somalia in responding to urgent life-saving needs while building resilience, promoting peaceful development, and providing durable solutions to displacement, underpinned by sustainable financing.

“The delegation will meet with the leadership of the Federal Government of Somalia and other national stakeholders, including communities displaced by drought and conflict,” the AU mission said in a statement issued in Mogadishu.

The Sept. 12 visit comes as a new UN report warns that around 2.2 million people are estimated to be severely food insecure and that the total number of Somalis expected to be food insecure by the yearend will reach 6.3 million. Enditem

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