Somalia is facing a “very real risk” of famine, with more than 6 million people, half its population, facing acute food insecurity in the country.
People are dying of hunger…there’s no water. Over six million people are in need of food assistance — more than half the country’s population.
Water sources have dried up due to the prolonged drought in Somalia, forcing thousands to drink contaminated water as living conditions deteriorate.
A local radio station has reported that a nine-year-old orphan with her two younger siblings braved a 337 kilometre, or two-week long, walk in search of food and water.
ICNA Relief Canada is working with our local and International partners in addressing Somalia famine. We are providing food, clear water and medical supplies.