Our friends at Africa Research Institute have developed a useful timeline to track the development of the food crisis in Somalia month by month.
In the middle of 2011 a massive food crisis hit East Africa and the first famine of the 21st century was declared in Somalia.
A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of $89 million just when the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine.
One year after the declaration of famine in Somalia, a quarter of the country’s population are still surviving on humanitarian aid and over a million people could fall back into food crisis in the next two months.
Barbara Stocking, Chief Executive Oxfam said: