Today, famine was declared in three new areas of Southern Somalia: in Middle Shabelle, Afgoye, and amongst the displaced community in Mogadishu.
This is a children’s famine. Tens of thousands of children have already died in the last few months.
In some areas, the rate of severe acute malnutrition is so high – at least one in five – that if children don’t get help soon, they will die within weeks.
We are the largest supplier of emergency food in Somalia. This week, 11 flights carrying life-saving nutrition supplies will arrive in Mogadishu.
With therapeutic feeding, a child can fully recuperate within four to six weeks. That means we can save lives if we act now.