More than 50,000 children in Somalia are now left to face death because of the ongoing drought in the country. A stark warning issued by the UN’s humanitarian office, Ocha, said the malnutrition situation is alarming.
It added that nearly one million Somalis, one in 12 of the population, “struggle… to meet their food needs”.
The drought in Somalia has been partly caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon which has affected east and southern Africa. Earlier in this decade, some 260,000 people died in Somalia as a result of a drought.