Working Around the Clock to Avert Famine In Somalia by World Food Programme on Exposure
Updated: 11:30, Wednesday 8 March Somalia’s food and nutrition security are again under severe threat, after a gradual recovery from famine in 2011. Close to 3 million severely food and nutrition insecure Somalis require urgent humanitarian assistance amidst severe drought across the Horn of Africa, while another 3.3 million need support to avert crisis. The World Food Programme has been scaling up its operations since 2016, through cash-based transfers, food assistance and nutrition support. To meet emergency needs, WFP is sending food supplies by air to most isolated places that trucks cannot reach due to extreme insecurity.