Should famine be declared in Somalia? | Inside Story

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For months, the UN and aid workers have warned that Somalia faces famine; with some saying the conditions are worse than during the 2011 crisis.

However, no one has made an official declaration.

7.1 million people face immediate danger because there is not enough food.

So what is preventing an official famine announcement?

And would it make a difference on the ground?

Presenter: Nastasya Tay

Guests:

Guhad Adan – Research Associate, London School of Economics

Afyare Elmi – Executive Director, Heritage Institute for Policy Studies

Hodan Ali – Adviser to Mayor of Mogadishu

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