(ANSA) – ROME, 07 JUL – Eight out of 18 regions of Somalia risk famine by September due to severe drought and war in Ukraine: this is the alarm launched by the UN, cited by the BBC. At least 200 children have died from malnutrition and disease since January and the number of people affected by food insecurity has risen to 7 million from 4.5 million in May.
“While nearly four million people” in Somalia “have received assistance since January, we need much more money, more resources to meet growing needs and avoid famine,” said Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary General. .
According to a recent report referring to 2021 and published by various UN agencies, almost 10 percent of the world population suffers from hunger. East Africa and the Sahel are the most affected regions of the continent. (HANDLE).
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