July 18, 2022

Somalia's Hunger Crisis

by The Journal.

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Droughts, the global pandemic and political instability have put many Somalis on the brink of starvation. But now, the war in Ukraine has pushed even more over the edge. The victims include children, who are most at risk of dying from hunger. Our colleague Gabriele Steinhauser visited Somalia last month to speak to the people bearing the brunt of a global food shortage.


Warning: This episode contains depictions of starving children. Please listen with care.


Further reading

- The Ukraine War Pushes Millions of the World’s Poorest Toward Starvation 

- Russia Says It Is Open to Talks With Ukraine, Turkey on Grain Exports 

- How Food Became Putin’s New Strategic Weapon 


Further listening:

- War in Ukraine Hits Global Food Supplies 

- War in Ukraine Pushes Millions Into Food Insecurity 


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