- cite /sahyt/
- brink /bringk/
- displace /dis-PLEYS/
- respite /RES-pit/
- insufficient /in-suh-FISH-uhnt/
[verb] – to mention something as proof for a theory or as a reason why something has happened
Could you cite some data for comparison?
[noun] – the point where a new, different, or dangerous situation is about to begin
Unfortunately, the small business is on the brink of bankruptcy.
[verb] – to force someone to leave their home
The new railroad project will displace the residents of the area.
[noun] – a pause or rest from something difficult or unpleasant
Snacks brought a temporary respite from his long hours of work.
[adjective] – not enough
It seems our time is insufficient for this meeting. Let us continue on another day.
Drought in 2011 caused a famine that killed a quarter of a million people. As of April 2022, nearly 700,000 people have been displaced from their houses in search of food and water for themselves and their animals, and the number continues to rise. Food and water prices are soaring, and villages are being abandoned as people migrate closer to urban centers in search of respite. The drought is hurting not only Somalia but the Horn of Africa as a whole, as well as many other countries in Africa. At least a quarter of Africans are experiencing food insecurity, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Mr. Abdelmoula stated that the international community’s response has been insufficient thus far. Only 18 percent of the UN’s humanitarian response plan is funded.
- Have you ever experienced having just one meal the entire day? If so, please tell me more about it. If no, what would you do if you experienced it?
- Do you spend too much on food? Please tell me more about it.
- If you were a citizen of Somalia, what would you do to avoid starvation?
- Should the United Nations provide livestock to the people of Somalia?
- What initiatives should the United Nations take to aid Somalia?