Online Broadband Guide
Online Broadband Guide


Somalia starvation kills 110 people in two days

Somalia starvation kills 110 people in two days

"The drought response committee briefed the PM about the humanitarian crises in the country that is threatening the lives of the people and their livestock who are on the brink of dying from hunger and watery diarrhea disease", Khaire's office said.

Some 110 people have died in southern Somalia in the space of two days from starvation and diarrhoea as a result of a drought, the Prime Minister said.

According to the United Nations agency, more than 363,000 children are severely malnourished, of whom 70,000 urgently need vital help.

"It is a hard situation for the pastoralists and their livestock".

The announcement by Hassan Ali Khaire on Saturday followed the Somali government's warning last week that the drought amounts to a national disaster, Aljazeera reported.

The agency said that more than 6.2 million Somalis - half of the population - needed urgent humanitarian aid, including nearly three million who are going hungry.

Drought has led to the spread of acute diarrhea, cholera and measles, and almost 5.5 million people are at risk of contracting water-borne diseases.

The drastic decline in food crop production and dwindling livestock numbers have led to thousands pouring into the capital city of Mogadishu in search of food and refuge.

UNICEF reports 1.4 million children could die of severe acute malnutrition in four nations: Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen.

Somalia's newly elected Somali-American leader, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appealed to the worldwide community and Somalis all over the world for help.

The cholera outbreak has killed at least 69 since Friday, a local government official said.

In 2011, an estimated 260,000 people starved to death in Somalia.

As well as the lack of food caused by the drought, there are many cases of dehydration. Previous droughts and a quarter-century of conflict, including ongoing attacks by extremist group al-Shabab, have left the country in a fragile position.

follow

editors' picks

March 07, 2017
Survival horror Outlast 2 out-at-last two ways in April
I must have jumped ten times working through that short demo, and it left me hungry for more. "Welcome to Temple Gate". In the statement, Red Barrels revealed that Outlast 2 would cost $29.99 United States dollars on all platforms.

March 07, 2017
Missile launches risky gambit by N. Korea to make United States take notice
Last year, North Korea tested its Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile eight times , with only one success. The North fired the missiles 22 days after it test-fired an advanced Bukguksong-2 missile last month.

March 04, 2017
Turkeys encircling dead cat baffles internet
The video shows what could be called a "cult" of turkeys walking around the body of a dead cat in some type of unusual ceremony. Either way, we can all agree it would be alarming - for turkeys and humans alike - if that cat sprang up.

March 04, 2017
Tony Bellew: 'Time for David Haye injury excuses is over'
A proven liar", Bellew told Sport Joe UK. "This guy is a celebrity boxer". David Haye v Tony Bellew is live and exclusive on Sky Sports Box Office .

March 03, 2017
Uber CEO caught on video arguing over fares with driver
In the video - recorded by the driver , Fawzi Kamel - CEO Travis Kalanick sits in the back between two women on Super Bowl Sunday. When the driver says he has lost almost $100,000 and tells Kalanick "I'm bankrupt because of you", the CEO fires back.

March 01, 2017
Attorneys: 5 automakers knew Takata air bags were dangerous
According to the filing, an airbag from Takata was described as a "killing weapon" by one of the manufacturers as early as 2009. Takata's recall was the biggest in USA history, as it involves an expected 42 million vehicles and 69 million inflators.

March 01, 2017
Calcutta Cup Jones says Scotland will have to justify 'big talk'
We've been made aware it's a tactic that's within the laws of the game whether we agree with it of like it or not. You will find probably the solution with your coach, who has more ability than me to tell you what to do".

February 28, 2017
Feds reportedly drop opposition to Texas voter ID law
Those who oppose the law believe that it discriminates against minority voters with strict identification provisions. A hearing on whether the law was passed with discriminatory intent is scheduled for Tuesday.

February 27, 2017
NASA officials discuss Trump's push for first-term moon mission
Trump and his team have yet to nominate anyone to run the agency, and NASA is now guided by acting administrator Robert Lightfoot, a civil servant.

February 24, 2017
Trump illegal immigration ban puts Indo-Americans on tough spot
However, the provision calling for local law enforcement recruits to aid in immigration enforcement could have the opposite effect.