Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Somalis Starve

 Qatar directed $220 BILLION to stage a spectacle of young men running around a field, kicking a ball. In the meantime, children are starving to death in Somalia.

The UN has raised only half the funds it needs to help, with $1 billion (€971,345 million) more needed to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe

The worst drought in 40 years is devastating Somalia with the fear of a fifth failed rainy season. 

More than 7 million people are in need of food assistance.

"We have half a million children that are severely acutely malnourished, which means that if they don't receive timely assistance they are just simply going to die," says Wafaa Saeed, the UNICEF representative for Somalia.

Mayor Abdullahi Ali  Watiin of the Somali city of Baidoa, explains he's tired of short-sighted solutions: 

"Somalia is one of the most affected areas by climate change. What will happen after this drought ends? Do we wait until another famine comes or will we come up with initiatives that we need to mitigate future shocks?"

Somalia's food crisis claims young lives – DW – 11/22/2022

No comments: