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Somalia Suffers from Worst Drought in Century

A woman holding her young malnourished baby queues for food at the Badbado camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Famine has been declared in two regions of southern Somalia – southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle. The United Nations indicates that 3.7 million people across the country, that’s nearly half of the Somali population, are now in crisis and in urgent need of assistance. An estimated 2.8 million of those are in the south.

Photo ID 480645. 20/07/2011. Mogadishu, Somalia. UN Photo/Stuart Price.

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Taken on July 20, 2011