Somalia: As a result of conflict and drought, 1 out of 3 Somalians needs humanitarian asssistance as prices of food and water soar

by IRIN News

A severe water crisis, linked to the La Niña weather phenomenon, has taken hold across much of Somalia after failed seasonal Deyr rains.  And 1.6 million people have been displaced by conflict. Photo: Mohamed Gaarane/IRIN

One in three people in Somalia needs humanitarian assistance as a severe water crisis, linked to the La Niña weather phenomenon, takes hold across much of the country after failed seasonal Deyr rains and amid continuing armed conflict. Prices of cereals and water in many areas have soared.