Food security in Somalia expected to deteriorate over next 6 months

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The food security situation in Somalia is expected to deteriorate over next 6 months, according to the UN humanitarian office, OCHA.

The agency says the availability of food will decline due to a combination of late and erratic seasonal rains, rising food prices and ongoing insecurity.

Currently, 2.9 million people are food insecure and 50,000 children under the age of five who are at risk of acute malnutrition require treatment.

Patrick Maigua asked Edem Wosornu who heads up the OCHA Somalia office about the situation in the country.

Duration: 4'36"

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