Famine in Somalia

Famine in Somalia

Ever since the Horn of Africa suffered two crippling droughts, first in fall 2010 and then again in the spring of this year, the region has experienced an extreme shortage of food. With the droughts came soaring food prices, and in a region where food has always been a precious resource, this meant devastating effects in some countries.

Somalia is suffering the most. The United Nations declared the country to be in a state of famine this past July, and the situation is only worsening.

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Posted Oct 19, 2011
 
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Tags aid, Drought, famine, Malnutrition, Relief, somalia
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