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Somalia Famine

More than 12 million people face hunger and starvation in the Horn of Africa. The UNHCR calls the drought, which is gripping Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, and Somalia, the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Somalia is particularly hard hit. The United Nations has officially declared several regions in south-central Somalia famine zones.

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Somalis queueing outside a temporary feeding center run by an Islamic charitable group at a Mogadishu IDP camp. (VOA - P. Heinlein)
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Somalis queueing outside a temporary feeding center run by an Islamic charitable group at a Mogadishu IDP camp. (VOA - P. Heinlein)

Children arriving with their belongings at a newly-established IDP camp in Mogadishu after a long trek from south-central Somalia. (VOA - P. Heinlein)
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Children arriving with their belongings at a newly-established IDP camp in Mogadishu after a long trek from south-central Somalia. (VOA - P. Heinlein)

A very sick child lies covered with flies at a Mogadishu IDP camp. (VOA - P. Heinlein)
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A very sick child lies covered with flies at a Mogadishu IDP camp. (VOA - P. Heinlein)

A woman arrives at a feeding center carrying her malnourished child. (VOA - P. Heinlein)
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A woman arrives at a feeding center carrying her malnourished child. (VOA - P. Heinlein)

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