Priyanka Pruthi, UNICEF
NEW YORK, USA (August 6, 2011) – As the crisis in the Horn of Africa deepens, the United Nations has warned that all of southern Somalia could slip into famine in the next two months.
UNICEF correspondent Priyanka Pruthi reports on the worsening crisis in the Horn of Africa, as famine grips parts of war-torn Somalia and the entire region suffers from severe drought.
Hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost already in Somalia and neighboring countries, and many more are at stake. Yet the international community remains slow in its humanitarian response to this worsening crisis. Unless there is a massive increase in aid, food-security experts predict, the famine will spread rapidly.
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