Somalia Updates: Looming Famine
Somalia is facing a huge famine crisis soon; that is according to Save the Children. And this increasingly terrifying food crisis in the Horn of Africa could be far worse than the 2011 famine catastrophe that took away approximated 260,000 lives.
12 million Somali
residents will not escape this adverse food crisis, and at least 50, 000 children are staring at death on the face. What is even more saddening is that there is a huge exit of most of the donors, and the so the region risk getting forgotten. And everyone will suffer - children, women and men alike. Women support groups have been rendered dysfunctional because donors exited; so you can imagine how vulnerable they are. Here's a good read about Horn of Africa news updates
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The UN has also declared an official famine in these four nations; South Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, and Somalia. Of all these, Somalia seems to be facing a more severe food crisis than the other three.
In fact, Save the Children, has gone ahead to shade more light on this and even suggested circumstances could be even more destructive than reported in most quarters. You see, food crisis when it comes to developing countries can be underestimated until it is essentially too late.
"What is seen today is just but an indication of a tipping ship - look at the significantly worsening malnutrition cases; they tell it all, and famine isn't something that we should still imagine now, it is real", that is according to the managing director of Save the Children in the country, Hassan Saadi Noor. Good news is that there are great chances to salvage the situations now, and now than ever. If aid organizations flex their muscles the hardest, they should know that they stand great chances to salvage situations. There are great prospects of averting this disastrous humanitarian crisis.
Somalia has been categorized in category one emergency by Save the Children organization, considering that it is a war-torn country as well as the number of people that are in danger there. Healthcare workers at Save the Children healthcare facilities and clinics in Puntland, one of the hardest hit areas in Somalia has indicated the tremendous numbers in malnutrition in areas coming through their doors. An estimated 363,000 children have already suffered malnutrition with 71,000 having been diagnosed with severe malnutrition. Aft that is not all, Somalia Nutrition Cluster has foreseen that the number of malnutrition cases is more likely to increase to 944,000 cases, with 185,000 severe cases in 2019. Urgent aid should be provided to this austerely drought-stricken country. The United Nations lately forewarned that more than 50,000 children are probable to face death. Kindly visit this website https://www.wikihow.com/Category:News
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Real food shortage is looming - coupled with water supplies, and if nothing something has to be done, it should be now.