Famine In Somalia: What You Can do to Help…

21 Jul

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Somali Women Wait for Relief

WASHINGTON — The United Nations has officially declared the food crisis in parts of Somalia a “famine” and reiterated its desperate call for more aid from donor countries.

“If we don’t act now, famine will spread to all eight regions of southern Somalia within two months, due to poor harvests and infectious disease outbreaks,” said Mark Bowden, the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, in a statement. “We still do not have all the resources for food, clean water, shelter and health services to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of Somalis in desperate need.”

Despite the fact that it is commonly used to refer to widespread hunger situations, famine is actually a carefully used term of art in the humanitarian world, indicating that hunger-related deaths have reached 2 per 10,000 per day and acute malnutrition rates are at 30%.

Continue reading…… UN Declares Official Famine In Somalia.

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2 Responses to “Famine In Somalia: What You Can do to Help…”

  1. xaalimo mohamed November 8, 2011 at 11:01 pm #

    runtii websadka aad buu macqull u yahay waana kuwa og dhaw oo runta sheego
    Thanks lynitap for the share

    • lynitap November 11, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

      You are welcome!

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