Famine Continues in Somalia (Infographic)

In July 2011, the UN declared Somalia to be in a state of famine. Tens of thousands of Somalis have already died of starvation and disease, and those numbers are expected to reach three quarters of a million or more by year’s end.

As the death toll rises, outside help is slow to intervene and aid agencies have been blocked by the militant group known as al-Shabab, leaving over a quarter of a million people trapped, with absolutely no access to food.

Here is an infographic highlighting the main issues of the 2011 Somali famine, including statistics and a time line of events leading up to the crisis. For more information on the Somalia famine and to sign the petition for more aid, click here.

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Famine in Somalia

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40 comments

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

horrible

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.4 years ago

thanks for telling the world

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.4 years ago

scary

Rita White
Rita White4 years ago

thanks

Matilda H.
Past Member 4 years ago

So tragic. ='(

Alicia N.
Alicia N.4 years ago

sadly noted ............

NO NO NEWS AM Rumbak
ANA MARIJA R.4 years ago

Heartbreaking.
Thanks for the information...

sandra m.
Past Member 4 years ago

I just don't understand how their own can keep supplies from these poor people.A total tragedy

Parvez Zuberi
Parvez Zuberi4 years ago

Very sad state of affair my prayers are for these poor people

D. T.
D. T.4 years ago

Why are they not being helped, there's no excuse for this!!