Child Dies In Severe Jubaland Drought As Residents Call For Immediate Aid
A 12 yr old boy succumbed to pangs of hunger in the western part of Kismayo following the ongoing severe drought that has hit the state.
Khadija Haji Yaqub a Jubbaland civil society activist who visited the drought-stricken areas confirmed the death occurred between Birole and Bulo Haji. "The situation is dire.
There is more people who's lives are in danger.
Now one child has died there is something that cannot be described," said Khadija Haji.
For his part, Isse Ahmed Mohamed (Boorow), a resident, said the humanitarian situation there was at an all-time high, with people without water to drink and livestock losing their livestock. "There is no water supply for the people who received water trucks but the vehicles have returned and the rains have failed," said Mohamed He called on humanitarian agencies, Jubbaland, the Federal Government of Somalia and the business community to provide immediate assistance to those affected by the drought..