People die of starvation in parts of the Dawa region of the Ogaden Somali Regional State. At least three children and their mother have died of starvation in the town of Kedaduma in the Dawa region, one of the worst hit by the drought in the Somali region of Ogaden, according to witness people in Kedaduma.
The children and their mother are said to have died of starvation and thirst in their home. The family’s father was on a trip to Udet municipality, hoping to raise money from relatives to save his family from starvation.
It is a tragic death that the people of the Ogaden region are starving to death without mentioning either the Ethiopian government or the regional administration.
Drought in the Horn of Africa in general, and in the Somali region of Ogaden in particular, is at a critical juncture with no immediate response to save lives and livestock in the region.
We call on Western governments and international aid agencies to come to the aid of the people of the Ogaden Somali region who are on the verge of starvation, malnutrition and water shortages.
If people do not receive emergency food aid by the end of this month, hundreds of families will starve to death in the Ogaden region of Somalia.