Most worrisome of all, is that famine may soon be a possibility in Somalia.
With more aid needed to save lives, the Norwegian Refugee Council has joined with 13 other humanitarian agencies through the Inter-Agency Working Group, to call for urgent and immediate action to respond to this devastating drought.
Famine previously struck Somalia in 2011 – 2012, and the disaster took the lives of more than 250,000 Somalis. Governments, donors and the international community must act now to save lives from this devastating drought, and the resulting food crisis. Famine is preventable, but time is running out, and urgent action is required now to prevent this crisis from becoming a catastrophe.
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(Paper prepared by Inter-Agency Working Group on Disaster Preparedness for East and Central Africa )