Part Two of The Current
Across Somalia, thousands of families are on the move ... walking for days to get to refugee centres or feeding stations like that one. According to aid agencies, at least 2.4 million Somalis are suffering from famine. That's one out of every three people in the country. East Africa is in the midst of its worst drought in 60 years. In Ethiopia and Kenya, nearly 7 million people depend on food rations.
But in war-torn Somalia, the situation is especially dire and our next two guests are doing their best to help. Doctor Hawa Abdi is a Somali gynecologist and lawyer. For the last 20 years, she has been running a hospital and makeshift camp for internally displaced people on her farm near Mogadishu. Her daughter, Doctor Deqo Mohamed works with her at the camp, which is now home to about 100,000 increasingly desperate people.
Last Word - Somalia Feeding Centre
We gave the last word to some of the people at The Wet Food Feeding Centre in the Wadajir district of Mogadishu. It's one of ten feeding centres in the capital and it feeds about 5,000 people a day. Reporter Hassan Santur was there earlier this month. We aired some of what he heard.
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