The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, attended the opening of the International Conference on Climate Change (COP27) which opened today in the city of Sharma Sheikh in Egypt.
The President held meetings with the Presidents of Djibouti, Mr. Ismail Omar Guelle, Mr. Abdulmajid Tamoun of Algeria, Mr. William Ruto of Kenya, Mr. Mohamed Binu Said of the United Arab Emirates, Mr. Évariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia Mr. Abiy Ahmed and The Prime Minister of Finland Mrs. Sanna Marin.
The President of the Republic and the Somali climate experts accompanying the COP-27 Conference shared with the world leaders, the strong impact of climate change on the lives of the Somali people and the Government’s plans to support drought, erosion and floods as one of the effects of climate change. .
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Tjada D’Oyen McKenna, CEO of Mercy Corps says, we are still very much focused on saving lives, and one of the things that Mercy Corps encourages is it encourages donors and funders to also be investing in the long term as well because unfortunately these climate shocks will keep coming and coming.
So I think for Somalia, there’s getting food and just meeting the acute needs of those hundreds of thousands who are still at risk of famine. But it’s also working with those, working in the communities that they left, and trying to provide – you know -getting them services to get their livestock going again or helping them to replenish their herds.
Looking at different water solutions to bring water to those animals in the short term. Really looking at the pastoralist ecosystems and helping people to kind of recreate healthy and more resilient herds and livestock in those areas, to withstand the next shock.