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Can Somalia Avoid Famine? | | Show Type

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The United Nations is seeking emergency aid to help the 7.8 million people facing hunger.

Parts of southern and central Somalia are likely to face famine by the end of the year.

This is a warning from the UN humanitarian chief, who is calling for urgent help to avert catastrophe.

Up to 7.8 million people, nearly half of Somalia’s population, face chronic hunger.

Crops failed because of the extreme drought.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has left essentials such as grain and cooking oil out of control, and al-Shabaab attacks on aid convoys have hampered relief efforts.

Still have time to avert the crisis?

What does it take to break Somalia’s vicious circle of aid and dependence?

Presenter: Laura Kyle

The guests:

Afyare Elmi – Director, Heritage Policy Institute

Michael Dunford – World Food Programme, East Africa Regional Director

Nisar Majid – Research Associate, London School of Economics

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