Somalia: The World Food Programme took to Twitter and outlined that they have provided nutrition support to more than 440,000 children and mothers who reside in Somalia.
While sharing the data, the WFP stated that they are scaling up the amount day by day as the country is facing a huge risk of famine. Due to the shortage of even basic necessities in the country, the condition of famine highly looming larger than ever witnessed in the country.
Through their social media, WFP noted,” WFP is scaling up to reach over 440,000 children and mothers with nutrition support in #Somalia as the risk of famine looms larger than ever.”
Somalia has been facing catastrophic hunger after the country was hard hit by the extreme and worsening drought in the Horn of Africa. Around 7.1 million people are facing a huge shortage of food as the country has not come up with accurate rainy seasons. The hunger driest is the lowest in the last 40 years.
Through their social media, WFP outlined that at Kabasa health centre in Dolow, two-year-old Ismahan has been coming for the last few months to receive WFP support.
WFP is scaling up to reach over 440,000 children and mothers with nutrition support in #Somalia as the risk of famine looms larger than ever.
At Kabasa health centre in Dolow, two-year-old Ismahan has been coming for the last few months to receive WFP support. pic.twitter.com/PQDzUmRL4O
— World Food Programme (@WFP) September 3, 2022
Further, due to various climate shocks, persistent insecurity and instability, the country has faced an acute situation of drought, which resulted in the 1.5 million children under five facing acute malnutrition. Around 386,000 people are facing severe malnutrition and also might be at risk of dying without any particular treatment.
According to the new survey, the country has faced the displacement of more than a million people. Out of them, 750,000 people left the country this year only.
In some regions, famine could break out in a matter of weeks if livestock and crops continue to die and soaring prices continue to destroy purchasing power. The last famine declared in Somalia in 2011 killed a quarter of a million people.