Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Somalia Facing Famine



Al Jazeera: UN chief: World must act to avert famine in Somalia

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres makes emergency visit as worsening drought leaves 6.2 million hungry.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has arrived in Somalia on an emergency visit aimed at drumming up support for an effort to avert a famine that could affect 6.2 million people.

Guterres said the world "must act now" after he arrived in the capital Mogadishu.

Somalia's newly-elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed met with the UN chief on Tuesday.

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More News On reports That Somalia Is Facing Famine

U.N. chief in Somalia on emergency visit to focus on famine -- AP
Somalia drought: More than 100 die from hunger in one region -- BBC
UN Chief, Visiting Somalia, Pleads for Aid to Avert Famine -- New York Times
UN chief: World is neglecting risk of famine in Somalia -- David McKenzie and Brent Swails, CNN
Somalia says drought kills 110 in the past 48 hours -- Reuters
Somalia drought: At least 110 die as fears of famine grow -- CNN
110 die of hunger in two days in one region of Somalia -- UPI
More than 100 people starve to death in 48 hours in drought-hit region of Somalia, government warns -- The Independent
UN: Drought Has Killed 196 People in Somalia in 2017 -- Latin American Herald Tribune