Somalia Faces Drought 'catastrophe'

July 15, 2011

"'We are no longer talking about a humanitarian crisis or a humanitarian emergency,' said Jens Oppermann, the country director of Action Against Hunger (Action Contre La Faim, ACF). 'We are seeing this as a humanitarian catastrophe,' he told AFP.

'We see people coming into Mogadishu in a state that we have not seen in this form before,' Oppermann added, describing 'unimaginable suffering beyond the scale of what is acceptable.'"