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Somalia: Impending Famine Crisis

Somalia is on the spot for yet another immense plight, and impending famine – Save the Children has recently warned. And this increasingly terrifying food crisis in the Horn of Africa could be far worse than the 2011 famine catastrophe that took away approximated 260,000 lives.

12 million Somali residents will not escape this adverse food crisis, and at least 50, 000 children are staring at death on the face. 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. And everyone will suffer – children, women and men alike. Women support organizations have become dysfunctional owing to the fact that most of the donors and funders left the region – and so, you expect women to suffer the most.

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.

Save the Children has been categorical on this Somalia famine, and it has even dismissed some mild reports that the situations couldn’t be that serious. And you see, often, food crisis tend to be underestimated; and results could be nothing to write home about after the effects have been witnessed.

“What is seen today is just but an indication of a tipping ship – look at the significantly worsening malnutrition cases; they tell it all, and famine isn’t something that we should still imagine now, it is real”, that is according to the managing director of Save the Children in the country, Hassan Saadi Noor. And the great news is that there are a lot of chances to save the situations now, and that is to act now, not tomorrow. Aid organization has a tiny window for which they can intervene. You see, there are great prospects of preventing such a great humanitarian crisis.

And Somalia has been placed in category one emergency by Save the Children organization, considering the fact that the country has numerous life-threatening situations, one if which is the war episodes that have ripped the area. Workers at Save the Children clinics and healthcare services in Puntland, one of the hardest hit areas in Somalia has reported significant malnutrition in areas coming through their doors. An approximated 363,000 children have been diagnosed with malnutrition, 71,000 of them severe cases. Somalia Nutrition Cluster has predicted that the number of malnutrition cases is likely to rise to 944,000 cases, with 185,000 severe cases in 2019. Urgent aid should be provided to this austerely drought-stricken country. The United Nations lately forewarned that more than 50,000 children are probable to face death.

Real food shortage is looming – coupled with water supplies, and if nothing something has to be done, it should be now.

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