The UN declares a famine
The Horn of Africa is suffering from the worst drought it has seen in 60 years. Today, the UN brought new attention to the emergency and declared that parts of southern Somalia are experiencing a famine.
A food crisis is considered famine when two adults or four children per 10,000 people die of hunger each day and a third of children are acutely malnourished.
Radio Noon's Steve Rukavina spoke to Brian Stewart, a retired foreign correspondent with the CBC and Mira Cuturilo, the executive director of Action Against Hunger Canada.