Revisiting Somalia in the face of famine


With another dry season in Somalia, the country could see famine again.

Famine is a slow-moving disaster and when it is declared, people are typically dying of starvation already. It is too late to save every life. Much of Somalia is facing its third dry season which is killing crops, animals and people. The Take talks to Somalis trying to get the word out about what is happening in their country and what they hope will be done to save lives.

In this episode: 

  • Aydrus Daar (@Aydrusdaar1), executive director at WADSA, a Somali aid group working in the horn of Africa.
  • Nisar Majid, research associate at the London School of Economics where he was recently research director on the Conflict Research Programme (Somalia portfolio). He is a fellow of the Rift Valley Institute and has worked in the Horn of Africa in various capacities for more than 20 years.
  • Guhad Adan, research associate at the London School of Economics. He is a freelance consultant based in Nairobi and has been working as an aid practitioner and researcher in the Horn of Africa for more than 20 years.
  • Florence Mangwende, humanitarian and resilience programme manager at Oxfam Novib.

Episode credits:

This episode was produced by Amy Walters with Alexandra Locke, Ney Alvarez, Negin Owliaei, Ruby Zaman, and Malika Bilal. The story editor was Tom Fenton. It was updated by Amy Walters. Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Our engagement producers are Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad.

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