Ireland responds to humanitarian relief crisis in Somalia
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Somalia Humanitarian Relief Crisis: Almost 3 million people are facing crisis and emergency levels of food insecurity and there is a very real and significant risk that the situation will further deteriorate to famine, causing starvation and death. Ireland has recently dispatched 100 tonnes of humanitarian relief supplies to Somalia
Over 400,000 people have been displaced in the country over the last six month because of prolonged drought, loss of livelihoods and acute hunger. They are congregating in informal settlements with nothing, arriving with only what they can carry.
Most have walked long distances to reach these camps in hope that they will receive some assistance. Ireland’s donation of emergency supplies announced that they will help to meet the immediate needs of up to 4,000 displace families.
The relief supplies, including blankets, jerry cans, cooking sets, family hygiene kits, tarpaulins and solar lamps and it will be given to Concern Worldwide to 4,000 vulnerable families displaced by drought and acute hunger to informal settlements located outside of Mogadishu and Baidoa, and in the Afgoyee Corridor, north-west of Mogadishu. Read the full story…. logupdateafrica.com
UNICEF News: Six years ago, at least 100,000 children died from famine because the world didn’t act soon enough. It’s 2017 and now famine looms in South Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen and Somalia. In fact, it has already been declared in parts of South Sudan and nearly 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death.
The looming famine is largely man-made, and millions are in urgent need of humanitarian aid. We’re on the ground working tirelessly to reach children whose time is running out. We cannot let this happen again.
Social Media Comments:
— Irish Aid (@Irish_Aid) April 12, 2017
It's critical that relief agencies are able to safely assist people affected by severe drought as humanitarian crisis in Somalia worsens
— challiss mcdonough (@challiss) April 16, 2017