Security is mother of all, Somali President at World Humanitarian Summit

Somali President has said resolving humanitarian situation in his country will be difficult without resolving security challenges first.

Speaking in Istanbul on Monday where World Humanitarian Summit is taking place, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has stressed that security is the first priority and mother of all other issues including human rights.


“We will not fix our humanitarian situation without tackling security first,” The President Sheikh Mohamud said.

In his speech the President focused on efforts of peace building, conflict resolution and economic gains made.

Somalia is among countries that have worst human rights record precipitated by the two decades of civil war in the country.

Representatives of 175 countries, including 57 heads of states or governments, are attending the world humanitarian summit, as the outgoing UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, attempts to restructure the way the world responds to humanitarian crises.