Despite Improvements In Somalia’s Hunger Levels, 730K Face Acute Food Insecurity, U.N. Says

Agence France-Presse: Over 38,000 Somali children facing starvation: U.N.
“Over 38,000 Somali children are at ‘high risk’ from dying from starvation despite hunger levels improving by almost a third across the war-torn nation, U.N. experts said Thursday…” (1/29).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. forecasts ‘worrisome’ 2015 outlook on humanitarian front for Somalia
“…The U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Philippe Lazzarini, said in a statement issued in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, that about 730,000 Somalis face acute food insecurity, the vast majority internally displaced people (IDPs), while another 2.3 million people are at risk of sliding into the same situation…” (1/29).

VOA News: U.N.: Somalia Food Situation Improving, But Still at Risk
“…New figures released by the FAO on Wednesday show … that the number of people facing a food crisis has declined over the past six months by around 30 percent. But these improvements may be temporary. Nina Dodd, who works with the U.N. Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit, pointed out that other key indicators, such as child malnutrition, have not been improving. In some places, she said, they have actually been getting worse…” (Heuler, 1/29).

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