Drought-hit Somaliland is now struggling with a devastating outbreak of diarrhoea, leading West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver to call for urgent action.
Mr Carver said latest figures reveal a death toll of 54 in just two days in the city of Burco.
He said: “The international community’s refusal to recognise the republic 26 years after it declared independence means emergency aid is taking far longer to reach people dying from disease as well as hunger.
“I have been campaigning for recognition of this small and fledgling democracy for some time and it is now essential that it is recognised to help save its people from calamity and to enable Somaliland to move forward to develop and support itself.”
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