The country was on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe.
The President of Somalia Mohamed Farmaco on Tuesday, February 28, declared a state of emergency because of the drought, which is on the verge of starvation was of 6.2 ml.
“We cannot and should not wait” – said Farmaco to appeal to the international community, businesses and the Somali Diaspora with the request to help “to avoid a humanitarian tragedy.”
The publication notes that in the capital Mogadishu have already arrived thousands of hungry peasants with children with signs of severe malnutrition.
In addition, representatives of humanitarian organizations fear that the shortage of drinking water can cause cholera.
A prolonged military conflict with the Islamist group Al-Shabab blocked humanitarian access to whole regions of the country and led to the loss of significant amounts of the crop.
In February, in Somalia, held a presidential election. The new President was the former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmaco).
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