At least 118 people confirmed dead from starvation and drought-related illnesses in Somalia in the past 72 hours. Most of them are women and children.
The situation is difficult even for the pastoralist and their livestock. Some people have been hit by hunger and diarrhoea at the same time. The Somali government will do its best, and we urge all to help and save the dying Somalis.
Thousands have been streaming into Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, in search of food aid.
If a full-blown famine should descend on Somalia, on assessment it would be the country's third famine in a quarter-century and the second in less than a decade.
Citing a joint report by the U.N. and that famine killed more than 258,000 people in Somalia between 2010 and 2012. However famine is not yet a foregone conclusion.
Gift of the Givers Response:
• The water is delivered daily to the beneficiary’s home by a water truck which fills barrels and jerry cans with each person being entitled to 7.5 litres a day.
• Mobilized a team on the ground to provide a robust and comprehensive response in all affected areas.
• Providing essential nutrition supplements and other in-kind food commodities to hard-to-reach locations in southern Somalia for immediate drought relief assistance.
• Delivering Medical Support and water in Southern Somalia - two times a day for 1000 household in each District/Villages.