In Somalia, populations of Bardera in the southeast are suffering from famine. The fault with the rains with the floods which destroyed last October the crops. The situation is very serious.
« I had grown various vegetables that I would harvest in November and sell in the city, but God’s plan was put in place, » said Balash Nunow, a farmer in the Gedo region, in the south of Somalia, who counted her losses after the floods destroyed her farm.
Like Balash Nunow, there are thousands of farmers now living under the dictatorship of hunger. This, for having lost their crops following floods of the Jubba River caused by heavy rains that fell throughout the region of Gedo last October.
According to the Bardhere Farmers Association, 2,221 farms in 53 villages in Bardhere were destroyed during the mid-October floods. The association estimates that local farmers lost harvests worth a total of $ 975,000, including crops such as bananas, pumpkins, mangos, lemons, tomatoes, onions and tomatoes.
The situation is therefore serious and requires the intervention of humanitarian agencies.
Last May, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimated that 2.2 million people would starve in the coming months. The institution estimated that $ 710 million was needed.