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Somalia: the fight to keep famine and disease at bay

/echo/file/somalia-fight-keep-famine-and-disease-bay_enSomalia: the fight to keep famine and disease at bay

Somalia is one of four countries in Africa and the Middle East facing famine as a result of drought and conflict. While half of Somalis are facing food shortages, thousands of cholera and measles cases are adding to their woes. The EU has scaled up humanitarian assistance to try and keep famine at bay and prevent the malnourished and sick from dying.

So far, the EU has provided €119 million in humanitarian assistance alone. It is mainly being used to give drought displaced people cash, ensure access to safe water, and provide treatment for malnutrition, cholera and measles.

Video by UNICEF

Last updated 21/09/2017