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Stepping up aid to avert famine in Somalia

/echo/file/stepping-aid-avert-famine-somalia_enStepping up aid to avert famine in Somalia

Famine has so far been averted in Somalia. Still today, after unrelenting drought in certain areas and erratic rains in others, relief efforts are needed more than ever. Half the population requires assistance and more than one million Somalis are displaced, often living in squalid conditions.

The EU has drastically scaled up its assistance in an effort to avert a catastrophe similar to the 2011 famine which claimed 260 000 lives. Over 1.1 million Somalis benefit from EU-funded emergency cash. This video shows how EU humanitarian aid is helping to keep famine at bay.

Video by EU/ECHO

Last updated 21/09/2018