The strike in Somalia comes while the country is on the verge of famine. David Beasley, the chief of the World Food Programme, visited Somalia last week and warned that the humanitarian catastrophe is worsening.
- David Beasley: “Climate change is impacting the entire world. And where I stand, here in the Horn of Africa, is absolutely no different. We’re now looking at 20 million people marching to starvation here in the Horn of Africa. In fact, where I stand, in Somalia, 7 million people, and that’s twice as many as it was just six months ago. Why? Conflict, extremist groups, coupled with the driest season that we have seen in decades. Four, five rainy seasons have just disappeared.”