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Somalia: Impending Famine Crisis

juliaking49Jan 2, 2019, 8:50:50 AM
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Somalia is on the spot for yet another immense plight, and impending famine - Save the Children has recently warned. Evidences indicate that this time around; we could be looking at greater damages when compared to the 2011 famine that killed more than 260,000 lives.

Credible sources reveal that at least 12 million people are likely to be affected, and more than 50, 000 children are facing death if nothing is done. What is even more saddening is that there is a huge exit of most of the donors, and the so the region risk getting forgotten. Everyone will be affected adversely. What is more, even women empowering organizations have exited the region and so there is a real danger of women losing their dignity as well.

The UN has also declared an official famine in these four nations; South Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, and Somalia. But Somalia is seen as one nation that will face critical damages when compared to the other three.

In fact, according to Save the Children, the suggested situations in this country could be even more catastrophic than indicated in the preliminary reports. You see, food crisis when it comes to developing countries can be underestimated until it is essentially too late.

"What you see on the ground is suggestive of the fact that we are at the tipping point - significantly worsening malnutrition cases says it all, and that famine isn't far off we imagine", that is according to the director of Save the Children, Hassan Saadi Noor. Fortunately, all isn't lost; there are great chances to save the nation, and that is to act now. If aid organizations come to play now, there are great windows to salvage the situation. There are great prospects of averting this disastrous humanitarian crisis.

Save the Children has categorized Somalia in category one emergency, looking at the fact that there are numerous life-threatening situations such as war. Healthcare workers at Save the Children clinics and healthcare services in Puntland, one of the hardest hit areas in Somaliland has reported the immense number of malnutrition in regions coming through their doors. An approximated 363,000 children have received treatment to deal avert the malnutrition, 71,000 of them severe cases. Aft that is not all, Somalia Nutrition Cluster has foreseen that the number of malnutrition cases is more likely to increase to 944,000 cases, with 185,000 severe cases in 2019. Urgent aid has to be provided to this harshly drought-stricken country. The United Nations recently warned that more than 50,000 children are likely to face death.  Find  out for   further  details on Somali  right here. 

Real food shortage is looming - coupled with water supplies, and if nothing something has to be done, it should be now. Take a   look at this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News  for more information.