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UN to discuss Somalia’s hunger crisis

Tuesday 7 March 2017 17:02

TV desk

Somalia is part of a massive 4 billion dollar aid appeal launched in February for four nations suffering from conflict famine(SABC)

United Nation’s Secretary General Antonio Guterres has arrived in drought-stricken Somalia to discuss a hunger crisis that has ravaged the country.

The massive challenge is to alleviate the famine which has left three million impoverished.

The country has declared the drought - a national disaster.  

Guterres, meeting Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, has urged international support to provide food and humanitarian aid to Somalia.

The UN has made an appeal for 825 million dollar to feed at least 6.2 million people in dire need of food.

Somalia is part of a massive 4 billion dollar aid appeal launched in February for four nations suffering from conflict famine

President Abdullahi Farmajo said animals have died and people were likely to follow if no help reaches them soon.

Over the weekend the country announced its first death toll since declaring a national disaster, saying 110 people had died in 48 hours from famine related causes.

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