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There is crisis taking place in Somalia. Somalia’s President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, declared a national disaster after 110 people died from hunger in the southwestern bay region within 48 hours amid a severe drought. The drought is a result, in part, by the El Nino weather across eastern and southern Africa.
Although the full magnitude of the drought is still unknown, humanitarian groups fear that a famine is soon to follow, with roughly 3 million in Somalia having limited food resources. Along with dehydration, there is also cholera as a concern – a disease spread due to lack of clean drinking water.
Somalia has a population of 6.2 million. According to AP, the U.N. is currently appealing for $864 million in humanitarian aid.