UN warns of looming famine in Somalia

5 September, 2022
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UN warns of looming famine in Somalia

The United Nations warned on Monday of an imminent famine in parts of Somalia between October and December, as drought worsened and global food prices rose to record levels.


"Famine is approaching," said the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths, at a press conference in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.


And Griffiths explained that he has concrete indications that there is a famine that will occur by the fall in areas of south-central Somalia.


Also, Griffiths said, current "conditions and trends" are similar to those of 2010 and 2011, but are now "worse" due to four seasons of poor rains and decades of conflict.


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