Famine

As a food-deficit region, the Horn of Africa suffers from constant threat of drought and famine. In 2012, nearly 13 million people in the Horn of Africa were at risk of starvation, inclusive to the 3.4 million under threat of starvation in Somalia alone. While the widespread epidemic of starvation has been averted to a certain extent due to international efforts, the threat of food shortage, drought, and poor rains continues to haunt many regions in Somalia. Exacerbated by the absence of strong institutions to combat them, these natural disasters have had the maximum possible effect on Somalia , which has resulted in devastating losses.

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