UN to declare famine in parts of Somalia

The United Nations is set to declare famine in parts of southern Somalia, signalling to donors the need for more aid and to insurgents that the population’s suffering is being taken seriously.

Mark Bowden, humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, is expected to make the announcement on Wednesday in Nairobi, based on fresh data from the food security and nutrition analysis unit for the violent Horn of Africa country, aid officials told the Reuters news agency on Tuesday.

“It will declare famine in several areas of southern Somalia,” a Geneva-based aid worker said.

The world body has described the Horn of Africa drought as an emergency, one level short of a famine, citing dire levels of acute malnutrition among Somali children reaching camps in Kenya and Ethiopia.

In all, more than 10 million people are affected and need emergency help, including 2.85 million in Somalia, where one in three children is suffering from malnutrition, the UN said.

Famine is defined as a mortality rate of more than two people per 10,000 per day and muscle wasting rates of above 30 per cent in children under five years old across an entire region, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). – Aljazeera

Isaiah 17:12 “[ Judgment against the Nations ] Ah! The roar of many peoples— they roar like the roaring of the seas. The raging of the nations— they rage like the raging of mighty waters.”

Luke 21:25 “[ The Coming of the Son of Man ] “Then there will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars; and there will be anguish on the earth among nations bewildered by the roaring sea and waves.”

Yes, even the USA will become bewildered as it falls to its depths of despair that it cannot rise up from.

The United States will shut down the internet in hopes of ending any links of communication to those that are helping to organize and who are fueling the discontent among their people. But they will not be able to halt the end laid out for them. The United States will become as dangerous as Somalia and all places of lawless behavior within its own borders as kayos spreads throughout the country.

2 Thessalonians 2:6-8 (Holman Christian Standard Bible) “And you know what currently restrains [him], so that he will be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; but the one now restraining will do so until he is out of the way, and then the lawless one will be revealed. The Lord Jesus will destroy him with the breath of His mouth and will bring him to nothing with the brightness of His coming. “

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