With the famine spreading further in and around Somalia, the Aid groups are appealing for more funding to cope with the crisis.

The International Committee of the Red Cross says the emergency situation requires an additional $86 million to cope with the famine in the country.

The drought and the famine in Somalia have killed more than 29,000 children under the age of 5 and has left 640,000 children acutely malnourished. Out of the population of about 7.5 million, United Nations says, 3.2 million Somalis need immediate life-saving support.

The UN says the whole of southern Somalia is likely to become a famine area within the next few weeks.