EU guilty of "wilful neglect" as UN says 10,000s have died in Somalia's famine - Telegraph Tens of thousands of Somalis have already died, and tens of thousands more risk death, the United Nations said as it laid out how the world must react to Africas first famine in 27 years. In two regions of the war-torn country, largely off-limits to international aid workers, technical criteria had now been met to officially declare famine, said Mark Bowden, the head of the United Nations operation for Somalia. The announcement came as Oxfam accused several European governments of wilful neglect in failing to fund the estimated £650m needed to save more than 11 million Somalis, Kenyans and Ethiopians from starvation. Italy, Denmark and France were singled out as having been surprisingly slow to react. It is time for the world to help but sadly the response from many countries has been derisory and dangerously inadequate, said Andrew Mitchell, the International Development secretary. Britain is playing its part, with help for more than two million people across the Horn of Africa. Now others must do the same. _______________________________________________________________________________ Personally I think we should cut off all aid and let Africas unsustainable population reduce by natural wastage.