Thousands of people have died in the country due to drought and the situation has become more difficult due to the effects of the Ukraine war.
UN human rights chief Martin Griffith told reporters that he has been deeply saddened for the past few days after he saw children crying because of hunger during a visit to Somalia.
Climate change-induced drought in Somalia has displaced at least one million people in the past decade. Ethiopia and Kenya have also been widely affected by this.
During famine there is an acute shortage of food and the rate of death due to starvation increases.
Famine was also declared in Somalia in the year 2011. It is believed that two and a half lakh people died during that time.
The United Nations human rights agency said last week, “It will be a famine, not just like 2011, but even worse.”
So far, at least 730 children have died in nutrition centers in Somalia and more than 213,000 people are at high risk, the agency said.
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