U.N. Declares Three New Famine Zones In Somalia

On July 20, the U.N. declared a famine in two zones in southern Somalia, marking the worst food shortage in the region since the 1980s. Today, the organization declared three new famine zones in Somalia, including refugee camps in the capital Mogadishu. “Despite increased attention in recent weeks, current humanitarian response remains inadequate, due in part to ongoing access restrictions and difficulties in scaling up emergency assistance programs, as well as funding gaps,” the UN’s Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit said.