Worst drought in 40 years: 1 million people displaced in Somalia

According to the UN, 1 million people have been internally displaced by Somalia’s worst drought in more than 40 years since the dry conditions first appeared in January 2021.

According to a statement on the UNHCR website, an estimated 755,000 people left their homes this year alone in search of water.

According to the UNHCR, the number of Somalians who will experience crisis-level hunger will increase from 5 million to 7 million in the upcoming months as a result of climate change’s effects and rising food costs brought on by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Expectations of a fifth rainy season failure will exacerbate the country’s current situation and raise the possibility of starvation, according to the UN agency.

 

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