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U.N. Registers 1 Millionth Person Displaced by Drought in Somalia

HeadlineAug 12, 2022

This comes as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said it recently registered the 1 millionth person displaced by Somalia’s devastating drought, which has led to widespread crop failure and the death of livestock since January 2021. The U.N. says the number of Somalis facing hunger is expected to rise to more than 7 million in the coming months due to the effects of the climate crisis and rising food prices caused by Russia’s war on Ukraine.

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