Famine-hit areas of southern Somalia will likely spread in the coming days, with the situation continuing to worsen despite massive international-aid efforts, the United Nations has warned.

“The situation in Somalia is deteriorating,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a report released late yesterday, noting that updated malnutrition figures will be “available shortly”...

“Despite repeated efforts and negotiations, we have still not been able to open new projects and develop new activities in southern Somalia,” Alfonso Verdu, MSF’s programme manager in Somalia said in a statement.... Read full article.