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Starving in Somalia

The kidnapping of two aid workers from the Dadaab refugee camp on the Kenya-Somalia border is a grim reminder of the crisis situation in the region, especially Somalia. Al-Jazeera’s Peter Greste has some numbers: [I]n Somalia alone, four million people are still starving nationwide; three million of those live in the South. Of these, 750,000…

Months of a severe drought in East Africa have led to famine in two regions in Southern Somalia. According to the UN’s definition, famines can only be declared under the following conditions: At least 20 per cent of households in an area face extreme food shortages with a limited ability to cope; acute malnutrition rates…