Drought kills 110 people in just 48 hours as Somalia slips into famine
Somalia’s prime minister announced Saturday that 110 people have died of hunger in the past 48 hours as a severe drought threatens millions of people across the country.
The death toll announcement comes just four days after Somalia’s government declared the drought a national disaster – threatening the Horn of Africa nation with full-blown famine. The United Nations estimates that 5 million people across the country are in need of aid.
Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire’s comments came during a meeting with the Somali National Drought Committee. The death toll he announced is all from the Bay region in the southwest part of the country. Continue reading Starvation Kills Over 100 in Somalia as Famine Looms