Somalia Seeks Foreign Aid As Worst Drought in Four Decades Persists

Somalia Seeks Foreign Aid As Worst Drought in Four Decades Persists (News Central TV)

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has revealed that the Horn of Africa region is facing the worst drought in more than forty years after three-consecutive rainy seasons failed.

Somalia has experienced a series of catastrophic droughts in the past decade and it is yet, in the middle of its driest conditions with millions of people in need of aid and thousands on the brink of starvation.

Weather patterns across the world indicate that the rains will probably fail again this year, according to the Famine Early Warning System Network, which has warned that the region could experience its worst drought on record.

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If this year’s rains do not materialise, more than 1.4 million children under the age of five will be acutely undernourished by the end of the year, a WFP spokesperson said.

Earlier this month, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the top global climate science authority, said heatwaves, droughts and extreme rainfall would become more frequent in coming decades as temperatures continued to rise.

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