Some 110 reported dead from famine in 48 hours in drought-hit Somalia
By Wang Xinxin

2017-03-05 21:39:22

Somalia's Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire warned on Saturday that some 110 people have died in the south of the country in the last two days from famine and diarrhea, as a result of widespread food shortages caused by drought in the area.
The prime minister's office promised to do its best, and urged all Somalis to help and save the dying people.
In February, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said the drought in Somalia could lead to up to 270,000 children suffering from severe malnutrition this year. In 2011, some 260,000 people starved to death due to famine in the country.
Somalia continues to be rocked by security problems, with the capital Mogadishu and other regions controlled by the federal government coming under regular attack from al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab.