UN Secretary-General António Guterres has landed in Mogadishu for his first trip since he took office in January in what he terms "a show of solidarity with Somalia people".

His emergency visit is meant to draw global attention to the humanitarian crisis facing the Horn of Africa nation.


"People are dying. The world must act now to stop this," Guterres tweeted to announce his arrival in Mogadishu.

On arrival, he held a meeting with Somalia’s new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, after which he is expected to visit people affected by hunger and cholera.

In their meeting, President Farmaajo urged US President Donald Trump to lift ban imposed on Somalia immigrants.

Mr Guterres said the challenges facing Somalia— a combination of hunger, drought, conflict and disease— require massive response.


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