Over 20 people ‘starve to death’ in Somalia


No less than 26 individuals have died of starvation in Somalia’s southern locale of Jubaland, the government-owned Radio Mogadishu site has detailed.

It cited local inside pastor and dry spell board of trustees director Abdirahman Mohamed Hussein as saying the deaths were in the previous 36 hours.

He offered for crisis help to control hunger, Radio Mogadishu detailed.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who was in Somalia this month, said almost six million required guide there.

The nation has been held by a staggering dry spell that has executed domesticated animals and brought on streams and wells to become scarce and products to come up short.

Several families have now left Jubaland and looked for shelter in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Ibrahim Abdow, 62, told Reuters news agency he had travelled by donkey and bus out of Jubaland.

“Our cows and farms have perished. The rivers have dried and there are no wells there,” he told the news agency, while camping in the outskirts of Mogadishu.

Some of the new arrivals have been given food by residents, who have said larger and more organised food supplies by aid agencies are needed.


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