Aid groups in Somalia appeal for more funding

International Committee of the Red Cross saying it needs extra $86m to cope with famine in the country.

    Aid groups are appealing for more funding to cope with the crisis in Somalia. 

    The International Committee of the Red Cross saying it needs an additional $86m to cope with the famine in the country.

    Children are bearing the brunt of the crisis in, with half a million children on the brink of starvation.

    The United Nations says the whole of southern Somalia is likely to become a famine area within the next few weeks.

    At least two of the famine zones are under the control of al-Shabab, an Islamist rebel group.

    Al Jazeera's Peter Greste reports from Mogadishu.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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