Friday, August 19, 2011

Horn of Africa - Key Facts and Figures from UNICEF

An estimated 12.5million people in the Horn of Africa need urgent humanitarian support

Over 2.3 million children are estimated to be malnourished across the region

Over half a million severely malnourished children are at imminent risk of death

In parts of Southern Somalia children under 5 are dying at a rate of 15 per 10,000 per day

Famine has been declared in Lower Shabelle and parts of Bakool in southern Somali as well as in the agropastoral areas of Middle Shabelle, Afgoye IDP settlement and the Mogadishu IDP Community.

Other southern regions of Somalia may also reach famine in the coming weeks

Tens of thousands of people have died and many more lives are at risk

3.7 million people in Somalia, almost half the population, are in crisis

1.4 million children in southern Somalia alone are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance

In Somalia only 30% of the population has access to clean water


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