Humanitarian community in Somalia calls for increased funding

 

Women and children wait to receive a cooked meal at a food distribution center in Mogadishu, Somalia

A recent nutrition survey conducted in southern Somalia has shown small improvements in malnutrition rates, as well as a fall in mortality, according to the UN Relief Agency, OCHA.

However, four million people throughout the country still have little access to food, of which three million people are in southern Somalia.

Of these, 250,000 face imminent starvation.

OCHA says that Al Shabaab's recent ban on 16 UN agencies and NGOs will also have an impact on populations that need help.

Meanwhile, several areas in south Somalia continue to report flooding, mainly in Gedo and Lower Juba regions, hindering the delivery of aid.

Humanitarian agencies are preparing to launch a consolidated appeal of $1.5 billion 13 December to help those in crisis.

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