In the world, several states have failed in terms of government, lawfulness, constitutions, and most importantly humanitarian rights. By term failure here, it does not mean economy or finances in specific. However, sometimes states or regions get badly violated or manipulated.
Whether it is governmental loss or assault by some outside force, some countries are currently living the worst of life.
There are no resources to feed the people, probably no medical care to treat the people, and no hope for a good time.
Somalia is on a list of countries facing a long-term humanitarian crisis and the situation is getting worse even in the ongoing year.
The severity of the crisis and famine of Somalia is unbelievable and its scale further follows four disastrous rainy seasons, an ongoing protracted clash, and the impact of increasing global food prices. The state of affairs has already deteriorated.
The administration is not in a position to carry the burden of already existing matters. News for Somalia is all headlining the hunger and starvation.
And the situation has become significantly worse due to the conflict in Ukraine. Also, the worst drought in Somalia is driven by climate change.
Here both the war and extreme climate conditions are playing the deadliest role as they are doing to different parts of the world. But, somehow developed and developing countries manage to handle the challenging matters.
The states like Somalia where there is no stability in any matter, such extremes led to the verve of annihilation. Some parts of Somalia are on the edge of food shortage after being hit by four disastrous rainy seasons that have triggered a devastating drought.
The state comes on the list of one of the most vulnerable to climate change. It is getting hit by climatic extremes and is ill-equipped to deal with the terrible calamity.
Famine is at the door of states. The resources are ending and the drought of Somalia is expected to arise between October and December.
It has unfortunately become a new normal in 2022 that every day is bringing something even worse.
The drought in Somalia is reportedly the worst in forty years. The future predictions are forecasting more to come and continue.
The continuing food shortage in Somalia is already affecting people with starvation. The health zone of Somalia needs appropriate resources to deal with the rising emergency.
People’s health is poor and getting poorer. And the approaching starvation will leave nothing in their bodies to survive.
If we look at the statistics and records,
“About 1 million people in Somalia have been affected by the most horrible drought in decades. They have escaped their families in a desperate search for food and water. The figure of people vulnerable to malnourishment across the region had increased to 22 million. In Somalia alone, 7.8 million people are fronting a crisis of hunger levels. It is approximately half the population.”
There are dreadful sights of kids severely and intensely malnourished.
Even in such devastating conditions of poor health, people visit hospitals or travel by foot for days. And the most horrible part is that they still don’t get safe access to health facilities.
The humanitarian crisis, the degree of suffering, the need for good times, and Humanitarian workers and stress in these areas are the end of their life and bearing.
The situation in Somalia has been summarized by Martin Griffiths, chief of the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
He summarized his findings as:
“Food shortage is standing at the door and we are receiving a final warning. We are in the final hour of trying to save people’s lives. There will be hunger in two regions of Somalia between October and December, based on an upcoming food and nutrition report on the country. Over the past two days, the amount of suffering and pain we have seen among so many Somalis has shocked me to my very heart.”
“There are numerous examples of horrific pain. Famine is a threat in the south-central Somalian districts of Baidoa and Burhakaba. Children who are under malnourishment have difficulty speaking or crying. I call on the international community to provide swift aid. Stalled wheat shipments are worsening the situation. Somalia gets about 90 percent of its wheat from Ukraine and Russia. The current situation is worse than that in 2010 to 2011.”
Somalia is included in one of the poorest states on the globe. It is poorer in about every area of life. With a condition like that, where would it get relieved all by itself?
The Supporters, humanitarian aid groups, and anyone who has a heart and soul to feel the pain of suffering humanity now needs to increase funding.
Somalia is most poverty-stricken and needs as much help as possible. The generosity of humanitarian efforts is still a hope to avoid famine. But, the world had very little time to act upon.
Conversely, if there lasts an absence of important humanitarian assistance in Somalia. It is expected to have worsened drought, unstable security situation, corrupt sectors, and high food prices. The current situation which is already unbearable to see and suffer would get quadrupled.
Most importantly, you do not have to be a Muslim or connected to people to help them. You just need to be a human.
Is it that difficult to help people? To see them suffering and dying and not doing a little good for them seems fine to all.
It seems everyone has closed their eyes, conscience, and soul. Because a good human that genuinely wants to help people, feel their pain, and tear up, cannot any anything like in Somalia.
None of the children at the stabilization center or hospital could smile. Very few could cry. This is their condition of helplessness.
Mothers are burying children and watching them with sorrow as they can’t do anything for them. They don’t know what to feed their kids on their last legs of hunger and thirst.
As a result of the malnourishment and food catastrophe in Somalia, an estimated 2.3 million girls and boys suffer an instant threat of violence, trafficking, exploitation, starvation, and death from serious acute malnutrition.
Along with other effects like war, Covid-19, climatic crisis, socioeconomic difficulties, and a recent upsurge in desert plague, Somalia is presently undergoing unprecedented levels of a devastating drought that has particularly affected rural areas.
The cost of assisting has grown due to the crisis in Ukraine and the significant rise in global food and gasoline prices.
The end note
It is not the ethic of humanity to abandon people or leave them in challenging times. It is high time to show support at the governmental, political and social levels to help Somalia.
They have no choice but to help themselves, but they are looking for some miracle to happen.
Be their miracle and elevate your humanitarian and compassionate donations for them.