Drought in the Horn of Africa has sent prices of staple foods such as maize and sorghum soaring.
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has warned that a sharp increase in prices could lead to renewed hunger in Somalia. More than 6 million people, half its population are facing acute food insecurity.
Farmers in Middle and Lower Shabelle regions are also facing a major challenge after the Shabelle River dried up – the region is considered the breadbasket of the country
Humanitarian groups in Somalia have also cautioned there was a small window to stop a repeat of the 2011 famine when an estimated 1 million people starved to death in the country after a slow response from the donor community.
CGTN’s Abdulaziz Billow reports.