Somalia: drought leaves 1 million displaced

Somalia: drought leaves 1 million displaced  One million is the number of people displaced by the historic drought in Somalia. Plunging this country in the Horn of Africa into famine.  More than 700,000 people have found refuge inside the country while around 300,000 others have decided to flee abroad. Figures released Thursday by the United Nations Refugee Agency and the Norwegian Refugee Council .  These organizations are already sounding the alarm: there is literally no water or food in their villages. There is an urgent need to increase aid funding before it is too late."  The forecasts worry. A failed fifth rainy season could displace several more families.  The number of people facing increased levels of hunger in Somalia is expected to rise from some five million to more than seven million in the coming months, compounded by climate change and rising food prices caused by the war in Ukraine . UNHCR said .  Besides Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are also in the grip of the worst drought in more than 40 years, after four failed rainy seasons that decimated crops and livestock.

One million is the number of people displaced by the historic drought in Somalia. Plunging this country in the Horn of Africa into famine.

More than 700,000 people have found refuge inside the country while around 300,000 others have decided to flee abroad. Figures released Thursday by the United Nations Refugee Agency and the Norwegian Refugee Council .

These organizations are already sounding the alarm: there is literally no water or food in their villages. There is an urgent need to increase aid funding before it is too late."

The forecasts worry. A failed fifth rainy season could displace several more families.

The number of people facing increased levels of hunger in Somalia is expected to rise from some five million to more than seven million in the coming months, compounded by climate change and rising food prices caused by the war in Ukraine . UNHCR said .

Besides Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are also in the grip of the worst drought in more than 40 years, after four failed rainy seasons that decimated crops and livestock.
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