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30 Aug 2022

Somalia on edge of famine as country suffers worst drought in 40 years

Africa Correspondent

Two climate emergencies – one from a deadly shortage of water; one from too much, killing and uprooting people on a vast scale.

In Pakistan, at least 1,100 people are confirmed to have died in catastrophic floods.

But we start the programme tonight in the Horn of Africa, currently suffering its worst drought in forty years, where more than 20 million people are at risk of starvation, according to the UN’s world food programme.

Somalia is the worst affected country.

Our reporter Jamal Osman has been to the port city of Kismayo where people are struggling to survive.

A warning: many of the stories and images in his report are distressing.