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

"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.

Drought threatens African humanitarian crisis

"Pastoralists – and settled farmers – from the rural areas are drifting into towns. Not just the men, who usually make seasonal migrations for work, but women and children too. These are sometimes epic journeys of up to 1,000km. Journeys made to escape the hunger.

'It’s difficult for people to adapt to these changes,' Patricia Hoorelbeke, the regional representative for Action Against Hunger, told me over the phone. 'But they have to. They have to move and it’s causing pressure on the land. And when they get to the towns, they have no money. It’s a big problem.'"

About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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