More than 400,000 Somali’s, two thirds of whom were children, have died of starvation in six months, UN reports

American Herald Tribune– In February 2017, Deutsche Welle notified its readers that “aid organizations have warned that alarm bells are ringing in Somalia due to drought” under the title of “Hunger Alarm in Somalia.”

South Sudan, Nigeria, and war-torn Yemen are suffering from hunger, too.”More than 20 million people in southern Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria are facing the threat of hunger,” wrote Euronews, and continued “the hunger in four African countries is the biggest humanitarian crisis UN faced.”

However, the situation in Somalia is concerning. As it is known, more than 250,000 people lost their lives due to the drought in Somalia in 2001. A similar situation is being experienced today. A lack of rainfall has turned wide grasslands into barren lands with only a few scrawny and thorny plants. The already poor people are traversing kilometers of land looking for a few pieces of grass to feed their animals so that the last few can survive. However, this search all too often results in failure. The UN warns that the goats and camels are dying rapidly and the Somali people will soon face a new hunger crisis.

According to just released information sourced from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the FSNAU between October 2015 and April 2016, a period of only six months, upwards of 400,000 Somali’s, two thirds of whom were children, died of starvation.

AHTribune‘s correspondent in Eritrea, Thomas C. Mountain, says 18 months later and possibly a million more deaths, bringing the number of children who have died from starvation in the past 2 years in Somalia up to a million.

In the L.Shabelle region alone over 100,000 children under the age of 5 died of starvation from Oct. 2015 to April 2016 with the total numbers of Somalis who expired from starvation there running up to 150,000.

In this time period 17.6% of the population of the L. Shabelle region perished from hunger. Almost a fifth of the Somali people in this region expired in only six months and the world stands by in silence.

In the Banadir region up to 70,000 children starved to death with another 32,000 over the age of 5 dying as well for a total of 16.6% of the regions population lost to famine in 6 months alone.

In the M.Shabelle region 25,000 under 5 starved to death with the region losing 9.7% of its people to famine in six months. And the list goes on and on, hundreds and hundreds of thousands, with everyday another 2,000 Somalis dead from starvation and famine.

Famine is continuing as we are reporting and taking 2,000 more lives as each day passes.

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