WFP Seeks $416 Million to Avert Famine in Somalia

The WFP has scaled up humanitarian assistance in Somalia to prevent famine. (PHOTO CREDIT: WFP Somalia)

The World Food Program said Monday that $416 million is needed to prevent famine in Somalia.

The funds will provide millions of people with food, water and medicine in the next six months.

“Assessment results are anticipated in late November and will further inform understanding of the current food security and nutrition situation and define new projections for the January to June 2023 period,” said WFP in its famine prevention response situation report released in Mogadishu.

According to the World Food Programme, the fund includes a $356 million shortfall for food and nutrition assistance.

WFP says it is conducting food and nutrition security assessments in famine-prone areas.

The aid agency said that the recent increase in humanitarian assistance has averted the worst-case scenario but continued assistance is required to save more lives.