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\"FAO \" famine spreads to 6 areas in Somalia

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Arab Today, arab today \"FAO \" famine spreads to 6 areas in Somalia

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The United Nations agricultural agency Monday called for greater efforts bring the food crisis in the Horn of Africa under control, saying that famine conditions had spread to a sixth area in Somalia, putting an estimated 750,000 people in the country at risk of starvation over the next four months. The latest data released by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit for Somalia (FSNAU), which is managed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), indicated that famine has spread to the Bay region, one of Somalia\'\'s most productive areas. Famine was earlier declared in five other areas in southern and central Somalia. The number of Somalis in need of humanitarian assistance has increased from 2.4 million to 4 million in the past eight months, with 3 million of them in the country\'\'s south, according to FAO. \"Though these figures paint a bleak picture for Somalia, there is a window of opportunity for the humanitarian community to stop and reverse this undesirable trend by supporting farmers and herders in addition to other emergency interventions,\" Luca Alinovi, the FAO Officer in Charge of Somalia, told a news conference in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Bay region produces 80 per cent of Somalia\'\'s sorghum harvest and is considered the country\'\'s breadbasket. Record levels of acute malnutrition have been registered there, with 58 per cent of children under the age of five acutely malnourished, with a crude mortality rate of more than two deaths per 10,000 per day. The five other areas hit by famine include the Bakool agropastoral communities in Lower Shabelle region, the agropastoral areas of Balad and Cadale districts of Middle Shabelle, the Afgoye corridor which has the highest concentration of internally displaced persons (IDP) settlements, and the Mogadishu IDP community. Despite ongoing response to the humanitarian crisis, projections indicate that famine will become widespread throughout southern Somalia by the end of this year. The current drought-related food crisis has affected other countries in the Horn of Africa, including northern Kenya, southern Ethiopia and Djibouti – where large areas are classified as being in a state of humanitarian emergency.  

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