The famine in southern Somalia this year is considered a true scar on the world’s conscience as hundreds of thousands of refugees had fled famine in the south of the country. The World Food Programme has recently declared that the famine in Somalia requires $ 580 million approximately Kshs.52.2 billion for effective intervention to secure over 3 million people facing starvation.
It is said that the UN body has managed to reach some 1.5 million famine victims in Somali out of over 3.7 million people facing starvation in the country. Therefore, millions of people are at risk of starvation. Most of the people in this region are reported to be too weak to go in search of food at the current.
Rukiah Yousuf, left, sits next to her dead infant son Abdullahi
A little boy’s body was cleaned after he died from malnutrition at Banadir Hospital. His family couldn’t find a grave site to bury him
A malnourished girl in a refugee camp in Mogadishu, Somalia
The grandfather of one-year-old Abdullahi closes his grandson's eyes after the pitiful boy died from malnutrition in Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia
Children walk through refugee camps surround Mogadishu on August 9, 2011
Children wander around a dilapidated cathedral in the Hamar Weyne district of Mogadishu
Hundreds of thousands people have rushed to the Somalia’s capital Mogadishu in order to search for food and shelter
The pitiful 4-year-old Selman Mohamed moves on the corridors of Banadir Hospital with the help of his mother
People sit around their sick children inside Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia
Hundreds of Somali women and their children wait for medicine supply in the Badbaado camp on August 10, 2011
A malnurished child lies inside a mosquito net in Banadir hospital on August 11, 2011
A boy and his mother, accompanied by other refugees, take shelter in a dilapidated cathedral in the Hamar Weyne district of Mogadishu on August 11, 2011
Somalia: Famine is Nearly Catastrophic
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