By November, 500,000 people in the affected parts of Bay, Bakool and Lower Shabelle were lifted out of famine conditions.
What does BK stand for?
BK stands for Bakool (postal region, Somalia)
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Aideed also formed alliances with other opposition groups, including the SNM and the Somali Patriotic Movement (SPM), an Ogadeni sub-clan force under Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess in the Bakool and Bay regions of Southern Somalia.
The projects target Bay, Bakool and lower Shabelle provinces, and will include the distribution of basic cooking equipment at a cost of QR602,000, benefiting 3,000 affected families, plastic sheets at a cost of QR424,000, benefiting 7,750 families, a childhood malnutrition project worth QR33,000, a potable water project worth QR28,000, a project to provide a water tank to an orphanage at a cost of QR15,000, a project to provide support to the Afgooye Center for Maternal and Child Care at a cost of QR11,000, and a project to purchase and distribute mosquito nets at a cost of QR70,000.
The five other areas hit by famine include the Bakool agropastoral communities in Lower Shabelle region, the agropastoral areas of Balad and Cadale districts of Middle Shabelle, the Afgoye corridor which has the highest concentration of internally displaced persons (IDP) settlements, and the Mogadishu IDP community.
On July 20, the United Nations officially declared a famine in two regions of southern Somalia, Bakool and Lower Shabelle.
The UN has declared the Bakool and lower Shabelle regions of Somalia as the hardest hit.
Last month, the world body had declared famine in the southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle regions.
From there the boxes of food, medical supplies and equipment to gather fresh water will be driven in trucks to Lower Shabelle and Bakool in south Somalia, two of the areas worst hit by famine.