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The electoral board in Libya has disqualified Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s son from running for president.
Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, one of Moammar Gadhafi’s sons, has been declared unfit to run in the December presidential elections by Libya’s High National Elections Commissions.
Seif Gadhafi was rejected by the panel due to a criminal conviction, according to the report.
Across the country, the number of people who need assistance and protection is forecast to rise by 30 per cent, from 5.9 million to about 7.7 million in 2022. Over 70 per cent of all Somalis live below the poverty line the UN said.
The UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the country, Adam Abdelmoula who also acts as Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator said “Those affected have already endured decades of conflict, climatic shocks and disease outbreaks”
Somalia is on the frontline of climate change and has experienced more than 30 climate-related hazards since 1990, including 12 droughts and 19 floods according to the UN.
The Federal Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Khadija Diriye, said that families are losing their livestock, a key source of livelihood, and may starve to death in the coming months.
So far nearly 100,000 people, especially in central and southern areas, have abandoned their homes in search of food, water and pasture for their livestock. The lack of access to safe water and sanitation has also heightened the risk of water-borne diseases.