Fears of deaths due to drought

Irish Daily Mail - - News -

CHIL­DREN may start ‘dy­ing in sig­nif­i­cant num­bers’ in dought-hit So­ma­lia, Save The Chil­dren’s So­ma­lia di­rec­tor has warned.

Has­san Saadi Noor said a new sur­vey has found ‘very crit­i­cal’ lev­els of se­vere mal­nu­tri­tion in some of the worst af­fected parts of So­ma­lia.

‘We are on the brink of a mas­sive catas­tro­phe in So­ma­lia with the death of three quar­ters of the coun­try’s live­stock... and the de­ple­tion of wa­ter stores.’ He said he fears see­ing ‘chil­dren dy­ing in sig­nif­i­cant num­bers’.

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