Somalia faces worst drought in four decades. Can it avert famine?

The Horn of Africa region is facing its driest conditions in decades after three consecutive rainy seasons failed.
Aid agencies say only a tiny fraction of the funds Somalia needs for food assistance has been raised as the world focuses on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

Further complicating the response is the political and security situation. The armed group Al Shabab has been stepping up attacks while the government in Mogadishu has been paralysed by a dispute between the president and prime minister. Parliamentary elections have been repeatedly extended.

Presenter: Dareen Abughaida


Mursal Mohamed Khaliif - Minister of Planning & International Cooperation in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Jubaland (NB: Khaliif has two Is, in case you are wondering)

Hodan Ali - Nurse Practitioner and Senior Adviser to the Mayor of Mogadishu.

Omar Mahmood - Senior Eastern Africa Analyst at the International Crisis Group

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Africa, CONFLICT, somalia, famine, drought
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