Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Somalia: So Is There Famine or Not?

 The New York Times published on 13 December 2022 an article titled "Somalis Are Dying of Hunger, Officials Say It's Not a Famine.  Why?" by Declan Walsh.  

The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), which is controlled by UN bodies and major relief agencies, determined that conditions in Somalia's worst hit drought region have come close to, but not crossed the threshold needed to formally declare a famine.  This decision has prompted a growing debate among aid experts, some of whom believe the situation constitutes a famine.