World Bank Allocates $64.3mln for Drought Response in Somali Region

ADDIS ABABA – The World Bank on Friday announced it has allocated 64.3 million USD for emergency drought response in Somali Regional State of Ethiopia.

The announcement was made during a visit by the World Bank Country Director for Ethiopia, Ousmane Dinone, to the Somali Region.

President of the region, Mustafa Omer, met with the Country Director in Jigjiga City and discussed ways to respond to the drought situation there.

On the occasion, the World Bank Regional Country Director also announced the new 64.3 million support.

“We thank the World Bank for allocating USD 64.3m for Emergency Drought Response to #Somali Reg., of which USD 38m is immediately available,” said Mustafa.

Somali is the most affected region by the prolonged drought caused by three consecutive failed rainy seasons – affecting 6.2 million people in southern and South-eastern Ethiopia.