Aid Agencies Warn Somalia Showing Warning Signs Of Famine

Media sources report on a warning from aid agencies that Somalia faces a looming hunger crisis.

Agence France-Presse: Spectre of Somalia hunger crisis returns, aid agencies say
“War-torn Somalia risks sliding back into acute crisis less than three years since a devastating famine, aid agencies warned Wednesday, amid failing rains, escalating conflict, and aid funding shortfalls…” (Martell, 5/7).

IRIN: Somalia at ‘risk of relapse’
“Three years after a famine claimed 260,000 lives in Somalia, 2.9 million people there are still affected by a multifaceted but desperately underfunded humanitarian crisis, and communities are just ‘one shock away from disaster,’ a host of aid agencies have warned in a joint campaign entitled ‘Risk of relapse’…” (Parrin, 5/7).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Somalia risks ‘catastrophe’ as warning signs echo 2011 famine — agencies
“Somalia risks sliding towards a catastrophic hunger crisis similar to the 2011 famine with some 50,000 children already at ‘death’s door,’ 22 aid agencies warned on Wednesday…” (Migiro, 5/7).

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