Somalia Declares Drought, Faces Worsening Food Crisis

News outlets report on Somalia’s drought and worsening food crisis.

Agence France-Presse: Somalia facing disaster three years after devastating famine
“Three years after famine in Somalia killed a quarter of a million people in six months, aid agencies warned Sunday a new catastrophe is looming unless urgent aid arrives. A joint statement issued by a group of charities and aid agencies said there were more than 300,000 malnourished children in the east African country and 2.9 million people in need of life-saving help…” (Vincenot, 7/20).

VOA News: Somalia Declares Drought as Food Prices Skyrocket
“The Somali government has declared a drought in six regions as monitors warn that food prices are soaring in the affected areas…” (7/18).