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Updated on March 29, 2023 6:04 am

Drought’s devastating toll on Somalia’s youngsters

East Africa is in the midst of a years-long drought after 4 consecutive failed wet seasons – with Somalia one of many worst affected.

The United Nations is warning that the nation dangers famine ought to world meals costs proceed to rise.

Rukia Yacoub, deputy director for the World Meals Programme in East Africa instructed the BBC that solely 15 per cent of its Somalia enchantment has been funded and the necessity is rising on a regular basis.

And because the drought rages on – it’s youngsters many are apprehensive about. The UN estimates 1.4 million youngsters in Somalia will endure from malnutrition this 12 months.

A few of the most extreme circumstances are introduced Banadir Hospital within the capital Mogadishu for remedy, however when the BBC visited, each mattress within the specialist ward was already taken leaving no room for brand new arrivals.

Our Africa correspondent, Catherine Byaruhanga has been to the nation and despatched us this report.


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