Somalia in the face of famine


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Famine is a slow-moving disaster and when it is declared, people are typically dying of starvation already. It is too late to save every life. Much of Somalia is facing its third dry season which is bad news for crops, animals, and people. Famine could arrive as soon as March. The Take talks to Somalis trying to get the word out about what is happening in their country and what they hope will be done to save lives.

In this episode:

  • Aydrus Daar, Executive Director at WASDA, a Somali aid group working in the horn of Africa
  • Nisar Majid, Research Associate at the London School of Economics where he was recently Research Director on the Conflict Research Programme (Somalia portfolio)
  • Guhad Adan, a Research Associate at the London School of Economics who has been a freelance consultant based in Nairobi and has been working as an aid practitioner and researcher in the Horn of Africa for over 20 years
  • Florence Mangwende, Humanitarian and Resilience Program Manager at Oxfam Novib (@oxfamnovib)

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