These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image caption Tens of thousands of people in Somalia fled the famine in search of food Nearlypeople died during the famine that hit Somalia from toa study shows. The crisis was caused by a severe drought, worsened by conflict between rival groups fighting for power.
People travel long distances to reach this river near Dhudo, in northern Somalia, because it still has water. Story highlights The Somali President declared a national disaster Tuesday The region has suffered after little rain in the past few years CNN At least people, most of them women and children, have died from starvation and drought-related illness in Somalia in the past 48 hours, Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire said Saturday.
Khaire made the announcement while speaking to the drought committee in Mogadishu, four days after President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo declared the drought a national disaster.
It was not immediately clear how many others have died in the rest of the country. Dead goats are piled up outside a refugee camp in Somalia. Khaire has urged "business people and everyone to contribute to the drought response efforts aimed at saving the lives of the millions of Somalis dying of hunger and lack of water.
The country has been hit by a severe drought that has affected more than 6.
Famine Fast Facts According to the United Nations, "Somalia is in the grip of an intense drought, induced by two consecutive seasons of poor rainfall. In the worst-affected areas, inadequate rainfall and lack of water has wiped out crops and killed livestock, while communities are being forced to sell their assets, and borrow food and money to survive.I last worked in Somalia six years ago, when famine also loomed, and there were countless stories to tell about starvation, a health crisis and devastation..
Knowing it is little different this. **How we know the beneficiaries: There is a famine going on in somalia, I have worked with Salama idp camp in Garowe, Gomalia and we have worked with the mothers and children last couple years, with the help of local NGO Read Horn, and its head quarters.
According to the UN, famine would spread to all eight regions of southern Somalia in four to six weeks due to inadequate humanitarian response caused both by ongoing access restrictions and funding gaps. Mar 07, · Fatumata Hassan sits in the opening of her ramshackle shelter.
She is tired and gaunt. Somalian and American federal officials as well as representatives of the transfer companies have worked together closely to resolve the issue, East Africa's Famine: Disunited in hunger, The Economist, 21 July "Famine collected news and commentary".
The Guardian. Mar 07, · Fatumata Hassan sits in the opening of her ramshackle shelter.
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She is tired and gaunt.