The U.N. Security Council has passed a resolution to send $2.6 billion in emergency aid to Somalia, in response to a famine that has killed at least 9,000 people since 2010.
The Security Council resolution was adopted in a meeting Tuesday and sent to the countries of Central and South America.
The resolution will also provide $1.8 billion in humanitarian aid to help Somalia recover from a drought that began last year.
The $2 billion in assistance will go to support the reconstruction and reintegration of people into the economy.
envoy to Somalia was also present to sign the resolution.
The Somalia crisis was first declared by the Somali government in October 2016, and the country is on the verge of an all-out civil war.
Somalia has been hit hard by the drought, with a sharp increase in crop failures and crop deaths.
In December, the U-S.
declared that the country was in need of a humanitarian response, but it has yet to act.
The United States has sent more than $3 billion in food aid to the country since 2016, according to the U of S. The Trump administration has been working with Somalia’s government and other partners to improve the lives of millions of people.
President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that he was “happy” to send the emergency aid.
He said he was also happy to send money for the reconstruction of Somalia’s economy.
In the meantime, he said, the aid will “help us to rebuild our own economy and make sure that we have the tools we need to be able to deal with the humanitarian crises that are now happening.”
The U.K., Canada, France and Germany have also sent emergency aid, which they have said they are committed to helping Somalia deal with.