Half a million young children may die in Somalia warns UN - BBC News

Half a million young children may die in Somalia warns UN – BBC News

Millions of people are facing a devastating hunger crisis in Somalia, which is suffering the worst drought in 40 years.

The United Nations is warning that half a million children under 5 are are risk of dying by the middle of next year

The country needs $1 billion dollars in immediate humanitarian aid.

Extreme weather, which many scientists blame climate change, means crops are failing and livestock on which many depend are dying.

Tina Daheley presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Andrew Harding, from Baidoa in Somalia.

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