Somalia regions like southern Bakool and lower shabelle has been declared as the famine inflicted regions and appealed for 300 million dollars help. According to UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mark Bowden, the people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

“If humanitarian agencies do not intervene now, famine will spread to all eight regions of southern Somalia within two months, due to poor harvests and infectious disease outbreaks,” Bowden warned.

As per Bowden there are around 310, 000 acutely malnourished children in southern Somalia who need urgent help. Consecutive droughts and the ongoing conflicts have affected the country in the last few years has made it extremely difficult for agencies to operate and access communities in the south of the country. Somalia is the country worst affected by a severe drought that has ravaged large swaths of the Horn of Africa, leaving an estimated 11 million people in the region in need of humanitarian assistance. More >

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