The UN has issued a famine warning for Somalia due to the worst drought in at least 40 years. Food insecurity affects about half of the population. The UN’s humanitarian coordinator for the country, Adam Abdelmoula, says that more people may die unless the international community acts quickly. According to reports, the country nearly experienced widespread hunger and mass starvation, perhaps killing hundreds of thousands of people. Drought has also killed three million livestock in Somalia, the source of income in the country. Based on the UN’s estimates, four consecutive rainy seasons have failed, resulting in an intense drought that has affected more than 800,000 people. Mr. Abdelmoula says that the international community’s action is not enough, pointing out that only 18 percent of the UN’s humanitarian response plan has been funded.