Guardian: worsening humanitarian crisis in Somalia

22 June 2022 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: ,,,,

Oxfam and other humanitarian agencies are sounding the alarm about a worsening humanitarian crisis in East Africa, driven by prolonged drought and extreme flooding related to climate change, as well as conflict and the pandemic. In some areas, people whose resources have been depleted are dying from hunger. A massive injection of funding for humanitarian relief is needed to prevent further deaths. The international and national response has been too slow – mostly because of a lack of funding. The British government, for example, chose to slash the overseas aid budget by £4.6bn last year.

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