Somalia says 110 dead in last 48 hours due to drought

Somalia says 110 dead in last 48 hours due to droughtBy Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Some 110 people have died in southern Somalia in the last two days from famine and diarrhoea resulting from a drought, the prime minister said on Saturday, as the area braces itself for widespread shortages of food. In February, United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said the drought in Somalia could lead to up to 270,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition this year. “It is a difficult situation for the pastoralists and their livestock.



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