Fears Of 'Death On An Epic Scale' In Somalia Crisis

July 14, 2011

"Jens Opperman, the head of charity Action Against Hunger in Somalia, said the situation is deterioriating and will continue to do so unless there is a significant increase in international support.

Mr Opperman agreed that international support was desperately needed, both to address the immediate emergency and to prevent disasters of this type happening again in the longer term. 'If we do not address this crisis I fear we will see death on an epic scale. If we do not do something about this, the numbers of children and families dying will be on a scale that is unimaginable,' he said."