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U.N. Warns Somalia Needs Assistance To Prevent Famine

News outlets report on the U.N.’s warnings that Somalia needs assistance to prevent famine.

Reuters: Somalia donors must act now to avoid famine ‘catastrophe’ — U.N.
“War-ravaged Somalia is hurtling towards a second famine in three years that could be prevented if donors increased funding, Philippe Lazzarini, United Nations’ humanitarian coordinator for Somalia said on Sunday…” (Jorgic, 8/10).

U.N. News Centre: ‘World must act now’ to avert repeat of devastating famine in Somalia — U.N. expert
“A United Nations human rights expert [on Friday] urged the international community to ‘act now’ to avert a humanitarian disaster in Somalia, where a widening hunger crisis has sparked fears of a repeat of the 2011 famine that devastated the war-ravaged country…” (8/8).