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2.2 Million Somalis At Risk of Starvation Amid Massive Drought

HeadlineSep 13, 2019

The United Nations is warning that 2.2 million people are expected to go hungry in Somalia and are at risk of starvation amid a massive drought that has withered crops, bringing harvests in the East African nation to 70% below average in some areas. The U.N. reports unreliable weather patterns and “climatic shocks” have coupled with widespread poverty to trap millions of Somalis in severe hunger and malnutrition.

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