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Somalia Suffers from Worst Drought in Century

A malnourished child waits for emergency medical assistance from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), an active regional peacekeeping mission operated by the African Union with the approval of the United Nations. Somalia is the country worst affected by a severe drought that has ravaged large swaths of the Horn of Africa, leaving an estimated 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

Vulnerability to diseases is also of grave concern - according to the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, hundreds of Somali children are dying from a combination of acute malnutrition and measles.

Photo ID 480271. 16/07/2011. Mogadishu, Somalia. UN Photo/Stuart Price.

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Taken on July 16, 2011