Friday, August 5, 2011

Somalia: Famine will continue according to the UN

The famine in the Horn of Africa already threatens millions of people. No country is affected as bad as Somalia. According to the UN, therefore, need 3.2 million of some 7.5 million Somalis desperately emergency aid to survive. And will the situation in Somalia is expected to worsen even further, said the new director of the World Food Program in Ethiopia (WFP), Abdou Dieng.

"When we speak of a famine, then we are talking about Somalia," said Dieng. In the Civil War, several Faktn country had come together, which would have triggered the disaster, including "drought coupled with political conflicts," especially. Especially the Islamic militia controlled by the Shabab south of the country is hard hit by the crisis.

What people go through in the civil war and drought-torn country, to Western standards hard to comprehend. Many have verln everything in their home villages, walk for days or weeks through areas where they are constantly threatened by wild animals and robbers. Not infrequently, they must finally look on helplessly as their children die from malnutrition.

According to U.S. data over the past 90 days, more than 29,000 Somali children under five died. It is the first detailed figure since the crisis began. Only on Wednesday, the UN had declared three other regions in Somalia hunger zones, including escape in the capital Mogadishu, in which more and more hungry people from other parts of the country.

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