WFP: 1.6 Million in Need of Food Aid in Somalia

Published on 11 February 2013

The World Food Program (WFP) reports it plans to feed 1.6 million people in Somalia this year, including more than one million people who are in a state of crisis. (..) Though the number of those in need has dropped by more than half, WFP says the situation remains critical, especially in the south. It is for this reason that WFP says it is particularly happy to be able to work again in the port city of Kismayo. (..) WFP spokeswoman Elizabeth Byrs said a rapid food security and nutrition assessment carried out in Kismayo shows the severity of the situation there.

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