Thursday, August 4, 2011

The UN declares famine in three other regions of Somalia

The famine has spread to three other areas of southern Somalia, where two regions already suffered such a situation, reported the Financial Analysis Unit of Nutrition and Food Security in Somalia, linked to the UN. "New data indicate that the prevalence of acute malnutrition and mortality rates have exceeded the threshold of hunger in the Balkan and Cadal areas in Middle Shabelle, in the IDP camp Afgoye and between the community of displaced people in Mogadishu," said the FSNAU in a statement issued in Nairobi.

On July 20, the UN declared a state of famine in two regions of southern Somalia, Bakool and Lower Shabelle, something unprecedented in this country over the past 20 years. "It is expected that the famine was spread over all regions of the south (Somalia) in the next four to six weeks and is likely to persist until at least December 2011," added the statement, signed by the organization U.S.

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