Tag Archive: Somalia Famine

Growing child toll in Somali famine: UN warns

Ten percent of Somali children aged under five are dying every 11 weeks in the country’s devastating famine, which is spreading faster than aid agencies can cope with, UN officials warned Wednesday. The… Continue reading

29,000 Children Dead Due to East African Famine in Past Three Months (Video)

The drought and accompanying famine in East Africa continues to get worse: Three more regions of Somalia have been declared famine zones–defined as places where at least 20% of households face severe shortages… Continue reading

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,… Continue reading