Disaster for Somali families as income from livestock sales expected to halve in coming months
Somalia has been plagued by ongoing conflict for more than 30 years, forcing more than 10 million people to flee their homes in search of food and water and security. Consecutive years of large-scale drought has killed livestock, dried up water supplies and decimated crops across East Africa. Families are dying not only from starvation but also from diseases such as cholera and measles because they lack clean water and sanitation. We are providing emergency help to more than 500,000 people in Somalia, providing critical clean water, medicines, food aid, and cash vouchers, and making sure families have access to clean drinking water.
Millions of children and their families in Somalia will be left without enough food to eat as crop and vegetable production is expected to drop by 75-80 percent this season and income from livestock sales, the basis of survival for many Somali families, is expected to drop by up to 55 percent. Somalia is one of the most food-insecure countries in the world, with half the country – more than 10 million people – facing life-threatening hunger. The hunger situation is expected to further deteriorate throughout the year. Families are barely surviving by eating leaves and roots and children are suffering from excruciating hunger.
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Somali Women Development Association Inc.
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