Famine Spreads to Another Region of Somalia
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- 2011 Sep 07
The United Nations has issued another warning about the famine across the Horn of Africa saying it's only set to worsen, Mission Network News reports. Food for the Hungry's Alex Muara describes the situation: "There's a huge exodus from Somalia into Kenya. The main reason for people moving is basically three things: the war, drought or famine. The emotional and physical strain on families is evident. Some people we talked with have walked for 11 days. When they come into Kenya, they are neither sojourners nor have they reached home. When they enter the camps, they take on a refugee status. The psychological toll of the instability of life is evident in the refugees' eyes." The 1,400 refugees per day are at extreme risk for starvation and present another opportunity to share the love of Christ and meet the practical needs of survival, Muara said.