2006-02-16 19:05:01

Somalia - Dying of Hunger and Thirst

(16 Feb 06 - RV) In southern Somalia, people are starting to die from thirst as well as hunger in the worst drought in over 40 years.
Assessment teams today found seven people who died of dehydration, they say that tens of thousands in the east african nation are now at risk.
As temperatures sore to over 40 deg celcius people are begging for water along the sides of the road.
Rosemary Heenan is the director of a feeding programme in southern somalia for Trocaire - the irish catholic development agency. RealAudioMP3

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