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War-Torn Somalia Needs $105M Additional Aid To Prevent Starvation Among 1M People, U.N. Official Says

Agence France-Presse: Drought-hit Somalia at ‘tipping point’: U.N.
“The United Nations’ aid chief for Somalia begged for cash Thursday to stave off starvation amid intense drought affecting a million people and to pull the war-torn country ‘back from the tipping point.’ ‘Urgent action is required right now. If not, we risk a rapid and deep deterioration of the situation, as drought conditions may worsen in the coming months,’ U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia Peter de Clercq said, appealing for $105 million (92 million euros) for ‘life-saving’ aid for more than one million people…” (3/31).

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