UN warning as famine declared in parts of Somalia
The United Nations says famine will spread across Somalia within two months unless the international community sends more aid to the region.
A substantial aid operation is already under way with supplies arriving in neighbouring Kenya.
But the UN is asking for an extra £185m immediately.
Andrew Harding reports.
Details of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) East Africa Crisis Appeal can be found at DEC.org.uk or call 0370 60 60 900 to donate.
20 Jul 2011
- From the section Africa