At least a hundred-and-ten people have died in Southern Somalia in the last two days from famine and diarrhea resulting from a drought.
Somalia’s prime minister made this known on Saturday.
Last month, United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said the drought in Somalia could lead to 270,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition this year.
Since this report, the country has continued to be rocked by security problems with the capital Mogadishu and other regions controlled by the federal government, coming under regular attack by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab.
In 2011, some 260,000 people starved to death due to famine in Somalia.