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  • he UN Childre▓n's Fund (U

    NICEF) said on T

  • hursday.Mor▓e t

    han 35,400 childre

  • n suffering from

    severe acute ma

  • lnutrition were treated wi

    t▓h life-sa

  • ving therapeutic food at h

    undreds of nutri

  • tion centres a

    cross Somalia in J

  • anuary and Febru

    a▓ry. That's a 58

  • percent increase over the

    same period

ore the famine was offic

ially ▓declared

  • ."These numbers are a wake-up
  • call," L▓eila Pakkala, the
  • UNICEF regional director f
  • or Eastern and S
outhern Africa, said

after spe

  • aking with displaced familie
  • s and patients at a cholera
  • treatment ▓centre in Baid
  • oa, Somalia."Child
ren are dying from

malnutritio

  • n, hunger, thirst and d▓iseas
  • e," Pakakala said. "During t
  • he▓ 2011 famine, around 1
  • 30,000 young child
▓ren died, about ha

lf of them befor

he brink of catastrophe.This time the drought is more widespread, affecting Somaliland, Puntland and pastoral areas of Somalia, in addition to the centre and southern parts of the country, which were hardest hit in 2011.The numbers of people at immediate risk are greater, and children are among the worst affected, the UN agency sa

id.I▓n February, UNICEF projected that 944,000 children would be acutely malnourished in 2017, including 185,000 children suffering from SAM who would need▓ urgent, lifesaving support.That number could sho▓ot up, even if the next rains due to start in April come on time, and in full.UNICEF and partners have secured the pipeline of lifesaving supplies through June and

e famine w

as declared. W

are implementing a massive scale up plan.UNICEF is working to extend the reach of both facility-b▓ased and mobile nutrition, water, sanitation and health ▓services, and has teams in the hard▓est hit areas, working with local authorities, partners a▓nd communities to treat and prevent malnutrition, acute watery diarrhoe (AWD) and chol

  • e are working with partners around the▓ clock to make sur
  • e that doesn't happen again."There are no precise figure

era.UNICEF Somalia has raised its 2017 funding requirement from 66▓ million U.S. dollars to 147 million U.S. ▓dollars, wit

s currentl

y available for

h a funding gap of 54 percent as of mid-March."In 2011, funding poured in after the official declaration of▓ famine in July," said Pakkala. "This year, many donors have come forward early. But the worst may still be ahead of us. We have a smal▓l window to prevent a massive loss of life."Please scan the QR Code to follow us on Instag

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