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Somalia: Call for agencies to scale up aid operations in capital

A senior UN official has urged humanitarian agencies to take advantage of security provided by African Union troops in Mogadishu to improve the delivery of aid to tens of thousands of displaced people camped in surrounding areas. “Response [to the crisis] has not been adequate because of difficulties of access and too many security incidents,” Eric Laroche, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, said on 2 August, a day after a visit to Mogadishu. Full Story

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