Somalia: 110 dead from hunger in past 48 hours in drought
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia's prime minister says 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region as a severe drought threatens millions of people.
This is the first drought-related death toll announced by Somalia's government since it declared a national disaster on Tuesday.
The United Nations estimates that 5 million people in this Horn of Africa nation need aid, amid warnings of a full-blown famine.
Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire spoke Saturday during a meeting with the Somali National Drought Committee.
The death toll he announced is from the Bay region in southwestern Somalia alone.
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