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Somalia: Drought Envoy Visits Malnourished IDPs at Banadir Hospital

MOGADISHU (SD) – Special Representative for Somalia’s Drought Relief, MP Abdirahman Abdishakur today visited situation of IDPs facing imminent malnutrition and starvation in a Mogadishu Hospital.

As a result of the severe drought in the country, these Children are mostly from regions where there is widespread drought.

Director of Banadir Hospital Dr. Fartun Sharif Mohamed, briefed the Special Representative of the President on the needs of the hospital to deal with malnourished children affected by the ongoing drought in the country.

Drought-displaced people are living in desperate conditions and are not only malnourished but are also suffering from contagious diseases, such as measles.

The main reason for this, is that these people do not have access to nutritious food as they are poor and are not able to manage their livelihoods and those of their children.

Banadir Hospital is currently operating at a full capacity and is hosting 220 malnourished children, as well as patients facing acute health challenges.

Somalia’s government drought envoy, Abdirahman Abdishakur, called on United Nations and other humanitarian agencies to provide immediate assistance to malnourished children and their parents affected by the drought.

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