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U.N. Reports Alarming Rates Of Malnutrition In Somalia

News outlets report on food shortages in Somalia and the country’s acute need for food aid.

Agence France-Presse/New York Times: U.N. Warns of a Food Shortage 3 Years After Somalia’s Famine
“More than 350,000 people here in Somalia’s capital are in acute need of food aid as the government and charities struggle to cope with the situation, the United Nations warned Saturday, and other Somali cities are also facing a similar crisis…” (7/26).

Reuters: U.N. warns of alarming malnutrition rates in Somali capital
“The United Nations has reported alarming rates of malnutrition in the Somali capital where aid agencies cannot meet the needs of 350,000 people due to insufficient funds, drought, and conflict…” (Blair, 7/27).

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