Millions of children and their families are expected to go hungry as crop and vegetable production in Somalia is expected to drop rapidly following locust plagues and extreme weather events.
In central and northern Somalia, locust swarms and poor rains are already eroding livestock herds. Mothers are desperately trying to scrape
together just one meal a day for their children, and people have to walk countless hours a day to find water and pasture for their livestock. According to the analysis, income from livestock sales is expected to drop by 40-55 percent from 2017/18 levels as animals die and others lose condition and are no longer fit to sell.
Milk production is also expected to drop by 50-65 percent compared to 2018/19, which further exposes children to the risk of malnutrition.
Save the Children says $150m is needed to provide food, health, education, water, and sanitation to almost 2m people through the next 6 months.
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