Extreme adversity for children and families as drought intensifies in Somalia

At least 6 million people in Somalia are facing extreme hardships amidst worsening drought conditions, as rains fail for the fourth consecutive season. The Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU), has warned of a further and faster deterioration of the food security and nutrition between now and June, with the real risk of famine if humanitarian aid is not scaled up immediately.

Children are among the hardest hit, with the risk of malnutrition reported for nearly 1.4 million children under five years, due to the ongoing drought. At World Vision health and nutrition centres, staff are working round the clock to provide critical nutrition care and support for children suffering from malnutrition. 

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