MEDIA ADVISORY: OCHA OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, JOHN GING, TO VISIT MOGADISHU, SOMALIA, WEDS 10 JULY 2013
GENEVA, Switzerland, July 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — MEDIA ADVISORY
WHO: OCHA Operations Director John Ging
WHAT: Mission to Somalia
WHEN: 10 July 2013
OCHA Operations Director John Ging is scheduled to visit Mogadishu, Somalia, on 10 July 2013.
During the mission, Mr. Ging will meet with Government officials and humanitarian partners to discuss the humanitarian response across the country and commemorate the victims of the tragic attack on the UN Common Compound in Somalia on 19 June 2013.
An estimated 1 million people remain in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia and a further 1.7 million require sustained support to avoid falling back into crisis. In 2013, the humanitarian community launched a three-year appeal to help Somalis move from crisis and to strengthen their resilience to cope with drought and other shocks.