2 Sep 2014
More than one million people in Somalia face acute food insecurity, according to the latest findings of an assessment of the situation in the Horn of Africa country.
The joint assessment was conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network.
It says that as many as 218,000 acutely malnourished children under the age of five require emergency nutrition supplements, access to drinking water and better hygiene.
It warns that about 44,000 children are so severely malnourished that they will die if they don’t receive medical treatment and therapeutic food.
To find out more about this assessment, Patrick Maigua spoke with Philippe Mazarin, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia.