6 million people are currently facing acute Food Insecurity in Somalia, with 1.4 million children under 5 facing acute malnutrition. The current famine in Somalia, which had seen several prior years of improvement in terms of Food Ssecurity , has resulted in water & staple food prices jumping by up to 160% this year. It is a prime example of international conditions - in this case the Russian invasion of Ukraine, complicating the import of wheat, the majority (90%) of which comes from these two countries. Bombs falling on Ukraine, people starving in Somalia… it’s a combination of local and international factors.
And then there are the knock on local effects - part of the issue of worsening food security is that it results in an increase in regional armed conflict, displacement, gender violence, abuse of child brides & fewer girls going to school.
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