A Scourge To Human Morality: 110 Women And Children Have Starved To Death In Somalia In Last 48 Hours

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF NBC NEWS AND THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

MAR 5 2017, 3:06 PM ET

Somalia: 110 Dead From Hunger in Past 48 Hours in Drought

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia’s prime minister announced Saturday that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region as a severe drought threatens millions of people across the country.

It was the first death toll announced by Somalia’s government since it declared the drought a national disaster on Tuesday. The United Nations estimates that 5 million people in this Horn of Africa nation need aid, amid warnings of a full-blown famine.

Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire spoke during a meeting with the Somali National Drought Committee. The death toll he announced is from the Bay region in the southwest part of the country alone.

Somalia was one of four regions singled out by the U.N. secretary-general last month in a $4.4 billion aid appeal to avert catastrophic hunger and famine, along with northeast Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen. All are connected by a thread of violent conflict, the U.N. chief said.

The U.N. humanitarian coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, was expected to visit Somalia in the next few days.

Image: Abdullahi Mohamud, 5, cries next to his mother Sahro Mohamed Mumin, 30, and brother, Abdulrahman Mahamud, 2, as a nurse struggles to find a vein for an injection at a government run health clinic in Shada, Somalia.
Abdullahi Mohamud, 5, cries next to his mother Sahro Mohamed Mumin, 30, and brother, Abdulrahman Mahamud, 2, as a nurse struggles to find a vein for an injection at a government-run health clinic in Shada, Somalia. Andrew Renneisen / Getty Images

Thousands have been streaming into Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, in search of food aid, overwhelming local and international aid agencies. Over 7,000 internally displaced people checked into one feeding center recently.

The drought is the first crisis for Somalia’s newly elected Somali-American leader, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. Previous droughts and a quarter-century of conflict, including ongoing attacks by extremist group al-Shabab, have left the country fragile. Mohamed has appealed to the international community and Somalia’s diaspora of 2 million people for help.

About 363,000 acutely malnourished children in Somalia “need urgent treatment and nutrition support, including 71,000 who are severely malnourished,” the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network has warned.

Because of a lack of clean water in many areas, there is the additional threat of cholera and other diseases, U.N. experts say. Some deaths from cholera already have been reported.

The government has said the widespread hunger “makes people vulnerable to exploitation, human rights abuses and to criminal and terrorist networks.”

The U.N. humanitarian appeal for 2017 for Somalia is $864 million to provide assistance to 3.9 million people. But the U.N. World Food Program recently requested an additional $26 million plan to respond to the drought.

South SUDAN: Tell Me What ‘God’ Condones Extermination?

 

The images we see dancing across our T.V. screens showing and telling us of cases of mass murder that are going on right now by the governments security forces against their own civilians. But the reason that I said ‘dancing’ a moment ago is because this ‘news’ was given in a time frame of about 10-15 seconds, seriously. If these horrible things are true such as 60 people being suffocated at one time by government forces recently are true, then why in the name of humanity do they only get that 10-15 second slot? If an event was happening like this in Houston Texas or Toronto Canada it would be all the major world networks would be talking about. Do Black lives matter? Do any lives matter more, or less? God is a Spirit, He is not flesh, He is not ‘A’ race, He ‘did’ create all races. We are all of one family whether we like it or not, this family is called gentiles, whether we like that one or not either. I believe that there is no single person left on Earth that is pure of the bloodline of Adam or Eve left though I know there is very small group in Israel that will disagree with me on that issue. The term I am using to ‘qualify’ as ‘pure’ I mean 100% pure! That is a hard term to live by because if we are not pure of those two blood lines 100% either or, then we are at least a little bit, related and if we are related, all the hate and all the violence shows our own stupidity to the world. So how does anyone go  into a neighborhood and just start killing people? Mentally ill? Doing some ‘Spiritual Calling’? As a Soldier or a Police Officer how do you as a ‘Human Being’ Actually carry out the orders to go commit these exterminations of other ‘HUMAN BEINGS’, ‘PEOPLE’! Now, why does the world Media out-lets ignore such events going on? Which would you prefer concerning the people who command and commit these crimes against humanity? That these people were people whom do not believe in any form of a ‘God’ at all, or a fundamental believer that ‘God’ told them to do it? The world is rather sick right now, it’s going to die, but upon whom’s watch? Personally I think that the person who kill’s in a ‘religious fervor’ is one of the most dangerous people on Earth simply because they are totally delusional!

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