Thursday, August 18, 2011

Somalia: 400,000 children are at risk of starvation

Especially children are suffering from the famine in East Africa - Hundreds of thousands of them are threatened with speedy death. Islamic States and the UK stepping up its support, but still missing the half of the United Nations needed a billion dollars. Nairobi - Up to 400,000 children are acutely threatened by starvation in Somalia - unless they reached help, fast.

This was reported by the UK Minister for International Development, Andrew Mitchell, after a visit to Mogadishu. Britain would support the UN children's agency Unicef, with another $ 41 million. Thus, two months might long supplementary food rations to almost 200,000 people and measles vaccinations for 800,000 children will be financed, said Mitchell.

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