Somalia Faces Famine Crisis
More than 12 million people in need
- Duration 5:37
- Date Aug 4, 2011
More than 12 million people in need
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Hi welcome back we got a special feature on the program today fighting famine in East Africa.
Mindy my cells joining -- yes I I from world vision we want to thank you for coming on the program on to discuss this with S and -- this is such an important issue -- it's something that personally read really really bothers me the famine in Somalia.
I you're saying that this is gonna spread unless the world community responds with greater urgency there's so many things going on the while people are forgetting about the real significant needs and loss of human life -- -- -- could be turned around.
If we just paid attention to this problem.
Kimberly LME's immediately sent home -- -- stories coming on an end.
You know CNET news cycle there isn't talking about what's been going on summer.
Any stories coming you know it can release the situation -- actually speaking first on what would.
In seeing him actually spreading.
And unless they are expecting that this prices could continue until all wait until December.
-- -- urgently pleading with people to.
To hell did to assist in the situation because people are desperately needed that lives -- at -- we're seeing hundreds of thousands of people -- a regular basis because they're not getting resources.
They so desperately need.
Yes okay well this is that the some of the facts and figures are quite staggering more than twelve million people in Kenya Ethiopia Somalia.
And is it -- you -- In need today is the UN says one point four billion dollars is needed.
Now they've had a real problem not in terms of keeping these operations are ongoing debate each hit by a lack of -- cash flow in the buildup to -- -- announcer reached.
A crisis point.
The Mindy how how what are you gonna be able to do to try and turn this around how -- UN proposed to get from one point four billion.
That they need when -- you know when there's -- cash fastest and trying.
Hey Danielle is a challenge for us -- cynical but we want to raise at least a hundred million dollars or not close to act as yet.
Humility -- challenge right now a situation that we're seeing on the ground and the fact that -- more areas of Somalia have been actually clear.
A drought affect our famine affected as of today.
Us electricity it's not only spreading but endorsing militant groups also -- -- causing problems prohibition was asked to leave Somalia two years ago.
So we're not only get into Somalia -- south central area where they're most -- it sort of feeling is strategically.
Part of -- reason we can't access -- humanitarian relief workers we're in the northern.
Country -- London Somaliland.
We're seeing dozens of refugees come there a daily basis -- and -- starting operations is it's that's the world's largest refugee camp -- -- on the on the news how we're starting that next week.
-- -- -- -- Like Kimberly untold story telling you the highlights back on the Ethiopia Somalia border there's here at home -- transit yet we're seeing thousands of refugees that are sitting -- right now but this is the alarming -- 87%.
Are refugees right now.
Our children under the age -- 1887%.
And it I mean this is alarming and we're usually try to do is -- most vulnerable communities so what we're doing -- -- planning and assessment team there on the ground today trying to determine what exactly needs to be done to help these kids these children.
Many of them are actually separated from their parents like I understand that home in Somalia the -- come with their children.
Sometimes the mother doesn't answer -- journey so we're seeing these children separated from their parents and then left on their house isn't and.
There is such a sad story just reading and you know the background materials on this about this little boy is it is -- this is named Santander tighten their -- was a little guy -- really does.
Yeah I was little I -- heard all that boy a you know who had been we've been fine.
Sorry and Dan you know since we -- the story and He passed away and just when He was starting to get a little bit better.
And the hunger you know hit and worse because -- famine.
Got more severe.
And did the money if it was hard to come by and then you've got the drought like that you can't just -- the ranks of the lack of rain there I'm just trying to get the awareness out but.
People at home want to know you know how they can help and then -- of the ways we have -- from world vision.
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As the worst drought you're saying in sixty years I'm continues to -- -- also -- monthly to provide support for children affected by hunger.
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