World Food Program Begins Relief Flights to Somalia
World Food Program Begins Relief Flights to Somalia

Drought Strikes the Horn of Africa

 

Somalia famine

The United Nations says more than half of Somalia's population, four million people, is now in crisis as famine spreads, and 750,000 are at risk of death.

The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Somalia reported Monday that famine has extended to Bay, a major food-producing region, and is expected to continue spreading unless aid is increased.

The agency says tens of thousands of people have died and hundreds are dying each day, at least half of them children.

Somali refugees in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia