Somalia Drought Results in 100+ Hunger Deaths
By:     -   March 6, 2017   -   News Break  -  World   -   Comments are closed   -   769 Views
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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.