Publication Date March 31, 2016

Drought-Hit Somalia at 'Tipping Point': UN

Severe drought and conflict in Somalia caused a famine in 2010-2012 that eventually killed a quarter of a million people Photo: AFP, Phil Moore

The United Nations' aid chief for Somalia begged for cash Thursday to stave off starvation amid intense drought affecting a million people and to pull the war-torn country "back from the tipping point." The UN said that "malnutrition-related deaths" have already been reported. Northern Somali areas, including self-declared independent Somaliland along the Gulf of Aden and semi-autonomous Puntland, are especially hard hit