Hassan Ali Khaire, Somalia: Hunger, disease kill 110 in two days


Prime minister calls on citizens to help as hunger resulting from drought leads to rise in deaths in the Bay region.

Somalia’s prime minister has announced the deaths of at least 110 people due to hunger and diarrhoea in the country over the past 48 hours amid a drought in the Bay region.

The announcement by Hassan Ali Khaire on Saturday followed the Somali government’s warning last week that the drought amounts to a national disaster.

„It is a difficult situation for the pastoralists and their livestock. Some people have been hit by [hunger] and diarrhoea at the same time. In the last 48 hours, 110 people died due to [hunger] and diarrhoea in Bay region,“ Khaire’s office said in a statement.

The Bay region is in the southwest part of the country.

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