UN Representative Concerned About Insufficient Financing of Hunger Measures in the Country
According to UN estimates, about 5.4 million Somalia drought-affected people will face severe food shortages next month if humanitarian organizations do not immediately intervene to resolve the problem, reports VOA Africa.
According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), droughts caused by climate change are increasingly occurring in Somalia. A new drought began shortly after the inhabitants of the country began to recover in 2017 after two dry years. Then more than a million people were forced to leave their homes in search of water, food and work. As a result of the current drought, about 50 thousand people became refugees.
UNHCR representative Babar Baloch said that the food problems in the country are acutely felt now. He added that the time for assistance to drought victims will expire, as the peak of drought is expected to occur in July 2019.
Baloch noted that 2.2 million people are in the most difficult situation and need urgent help.