Friday, 22 July 2011

Cooperation with southeren somalia rebel would lead to better implementation of food relief measure.



According UN more than 6 out of every 10,000 people are dying of hunger everyday in some part of the bakool and lower shabelle region of Somalia with more than half the children there suffering acute malnutrition .Numerous disasters in the Horn of Africa ,it is the first famine has been declared here sice 1992 .Somalia is facing its worst food security crisis in 20 years. Neghbouring countries like , ethiopia , kenya , are facing the failure of rains in pastoralist areas ,soaring food prices and longer term issues such as underdevelopment and high population growth .Across the horn of africa ,11m people require food aid.Southern Somalia is controlled by the al-shabab islamists ,who stopped most international aid organisation including World Food Programme ,from operating in its areas two years ago only lifting the ban last week. Prices of food staples such as sorghum have increased more than three fold. Cooperation with southeren somalia rebel would lead to better implementation of food relief measure.  

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