Wednesday, 08 February 2023 20:34

Somalia: $2.6 billion appeal to support millions amid historic drought and famine fears

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A child is held by his mother as he feeds on a sachet of ready-to-use therapeutic food in Somalia.

Humanitarians are seeking $2.6 billion to assist some 7.6 million people in Somalia this year, the UN and partners announced on Wednesday, together with the Federal and State authorities.

Somalia is in the midst of the longest and most severe drought in its history, following five consecutive poor rainy seasons, which has devastated the country.