"We have received reports from the Wajid district about the death of six children," Mohamud Wariye, a Somali government official, told The Anadolu Agency on Thursday.
"The district commissioner has asked for assistance from Mogadishu and we are trying to plan the logistics," he said.
The Wajid district in Somalia's Bakool region has been hard-hit by drought since mid-2014.
It is not immediately clear what plans the government has – if any – to send humanitarian assistance to the region.
According to UN figures, famine killed at least 260,000 people in Somalia, half of them children, between 2010 and 2012.