INTERVIEW-Somalia donors must act now to avoid famine 'catastrophe' -U.N.
Reuters: Thomson Reuters Foundation, 10 Aug 2014
By Drazen Jorgic
NAIROBI, Aug 10 (Reuters) - War-ravaged Somalia is hurtling towards a second famine in three years that could be prevented if donors increased funding, Philippe Lazzarini, United Nations' humanitarian coordinator for Somalia said on Sunday.
Lazzarini said rapidly rising malnutrition and food shortages across the country resemble the warning signs which preceded the 2011 famine in which about 260,000 people died.