Somalia faces drought catastrophe

by admin | Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 | 208 views

Somalia faces the risk is encountering yet another catastrophe, if no attempt is made to try and mitigate the effects of the drought situation that continues to plague that country.

Global authorities already report that the situation is severe for about half of the country’s population, adding that there was now an urgent need for livelihood support.

There simply aren’t enough resources available for Somalia locals to sustain themselves under these circumstances.

“Huge numbers of Somalis have come to the end of all their possible resources and are living hand-to-mouth,” said Steven Lauwerier, the UNICEF Somalia Representative.

Naturally, the worst affected by the crisis are young people, and that is where the United Nations is expected to centre much of its focus going forward. Authorities estimate that one million children are malnourished this year.

In addition, they say 185,000 of them are severely malnourished and in need of urgent lifesaving support.

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