In not more than two days and in a single region at least 100 people have died from hunger in Somalia, reveals the country’s Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire.
Somalia is currently facing severe drought and millions of people across the country are threatened. A national disaster has been declared and United Nations believe about five million people are in need of immediate aid.
The PM was talking about the Bay region in the southwest part of Somalia alone while mentioning the data during a meet with the country’s National Drought Committee.
In next few days the UN humanitarian coordinator Stephen O’Brien is learned to be visiting Somalia.
People from remote areas have started streaming into capital Mogadishu looking for food aid. Very recently more than 7,000 people displaced internally.
The US Agency for International Developments Famine Early Warning Systems Network said about 363,000 malnourished children in the country needs treatment and nutrition support.
Apart from drought, the country is also facing the threat of cholera and other disease due to lack of clean water availability.
Some deaths from cholera too have been recently reported.
The 2017 appeal of UN humanitarian for the country is $864 million to provide assistance to 3.9 million people.