Famine was also declared in Somalia in 2011.
The lives of more than 213,000 people are at high risk.
During famine, there is an extreme shortage of food and the death rate increases.
Mogadishu. The United Nations has declared that a “famine is upon us” in Somalia and there are “concrete signs” that it will hit the country by the end of this year. Thousands of people have died in the country due to the drought and the situation has become more difficult due to the effects of the war in Ukraine. UN human rights chief Martin Griffith told reporters that during his visit to Somalia he had seen children crying from hunger, after which he had been deeply saddened in recent days. Climate change-induced drought in Somalia has displaced at least a million people over the past decade. Ethiopia and Kenya have also been largely affected by this situation.
During famine, there is an acute shortage of food and the death rate due to famine increases. Famine was also declared in Somalia in 2011. Two and a half million people are thought to have died during this time. The UN human rights agency said last week: “It will be a famine worse than 2011, but not the same.” So far, at least 730 children have died in nutrition centers in Somalia and more than 213,000 people are at high risk, the agency said.
According to the media, extremist groups are always ready to attack the government in Somalia, surrounded by civil war. According to UN figures, more than 5 lakh people have died in Somalia’s civil war so far. At the same time, more than a million people were left homeless and displaced. Somalia has a population of 1.71 crores. Among them, 2 lakh live in the country’s capital, Mogadishu. The civil war between poverty, corruption and hunger has worsened Somalia’s economic situation. The United Nations continues to implement its programs to help the people of Somalia.
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