The U.N's humanitarian aid office is warning that unless it sees a massive increase in donations, the famine will spread to five or six more regions inside Somalia.
Currently two regions of Somalia are classified as famine zones. More than 12 million people in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti need food aid.
The rate of malnutrition continues to rise among those arriving in refugee camps from famine-hit areas of Southern Somalia.
- Andrew Harding, BBC reporter in Mogadishu, Somalia
This segment aired on August 2, 2011.