FAO to hold urgent Somalia drought meeting
AFP, Monday 18 Jul 2011


The UN Food and Agriculture Organization will hold an emergency meeting in Rome to help Somalia cope with a severe drought, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said Monday.

"France has asked and obtained a meeting in Rome, under the chairmanship of FAO director-general Jacques Diouf, to launch a special aid programme for Somalia," Juppe said on the sidelines for a meeting of EU foreign ministers.

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