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Somali president pleads to UN for aid to avert famine

Mar 24, 2017 - 9:40 AM

Almost half of our people are facing acute food shortages and about 15 are facing famine amid a severe drought says Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

WATER CRISIS. A file photo taken in July 2011 shows Somali refugees fetching water during a period of drought when the United Nations declared a famine in several parts of Somalia. File photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Somalia faces disaster three years after devastating famine

Jul 20, 2014 - 11:19 PM

Conditions that killed quarter of a million people in 2011 may arise again if aid does not arrive

LOOMING CATASTROPHE. A file photo taken on July 31, 2011 shows Somali refugees fetching water at the new Ifo-extension in Dadaab, Kenya. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have issued an alert on July 20, 2014 calling for urgent assistance to avoid another catastrophe linked to drought, three years to the day after the United Nations (UN) declared a famine in Somalia which caused over 250,000 deaths. On July 20, 2011, while one of the worst droughts in half a century was affecting the Horn of Africa, the UN declared a famine in several parts of Somalia.  File photo by Tony KARUMBA/AFP