06 Sep '11, 4pm

Somalia Famine Could Claim 750,000 Lives in Next Four Months Without Better Aid

Somalia Famine Could Claim 750,000 Lives in Next Four Months Without Better Aid

Somalia Famine Could Claim 750,000 Lives in Next Four Months Without Better Aid Children have walked for weeks across the desert to get to Dadaab, and many perish on the way. Others have died shortly after arrival. On the edge of the camp, a young girl stands amid the freshly made graves of 70 children, many of whom died of malnutrition. Photo: Andy Hall/Oxfam /CC BY . Caption by Oxfam East Africa. The worst drought in East Africa in 60 years continues to take a severe toll. The tragic stats coming from the UN (via BBC News ): Six areas are now considered to be afflicted by famine, with the latest, the Bay region, being worse than any so far--58% of children there are malnourished, a record rate of acute malnutrition. 12 million people in East Africa, 4 million people in Somalia alone, are affected. 750,000 of these people in Somalia being "at risk of death in the coming f...

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