said that on May 11, Britain would host a conference on Somalia to
help address the country's problems such as extremist attacks and
It was also announced by the Government that it would match
"pound for pound" the first £5 million the public donates to the
Disasters Emergency Committee's East Africa Crisis Appeal.
Somali-born athlete Mo Farah has spoken out on the plight of his country.
He said: "As a father of four, it hurts to see children
without food and water, but this is a reality being faced by parents in
East Africa right now.
"The drought is really bad and there are millions of
children at risk of starvation. I was born in Somalia and it breaks my
heart to hear stories of how families are suffering.