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Somalia famine

Feb 3, 2012 — The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says there has been a significant drop in the number of people in need of emergency humanitarian assistance in Somalia since last year — from 4 million to 2.34 million, or 31 percent of the population.
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Nov 29, 2011 — Al-Shabab militants in Somalia ordered 16 relief organizations out of the country, despite the hundreds of thousands of civilians facing famine and death. Relief agencies are upset and worried.
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Aug 9, 2011 — Some 800 metric tons of food are on the way to East Africa, where more than 12 million people are suffering from a severe drought. And a U.S. veteran who was shot down in Somalia in 1993 says he'd be willing to fly aid in.
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Aug 2, 2011 — Efforts to help famine victims in Somalia have been stymied by al-Shabaab, a group on the U.S. terrorism watchlist. But it may get easier in the coming weeks, due to pending U.S. rules changes that will allow aid groups more leeway to deliver food in Shabaab-controlled areas, according to the AP.
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Jul 28, 2011 — The United Nations is starting to airlift emergency food to Mogadishu, Somalia. The first round of relief supplies should be enough to feed 3,500 malnourished children for a month, one official said.
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Jul 27, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie reviews the week in politics, and an historic look at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In the second hour, the famine in Somalia and the challenges of humanitarian missions, and the history of fan fiction
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Jul 22, 2011 — As they flee famine, drought and conflict in their own country, Somalis are streaming to an "inhospitable land" in Kenya where life is marginally better. International efforts are underway to get help to them.
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Jul 20, 2011 — The United Nations has escalated its dire warnings about what's happening in the Horn of Africa, declaring today that drought and famine in southern Somalia threaten millions of people.
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Jul 20, 2011 — Senate debt cutting plan discusses; British Prime Minister faces questions from Parliament; Minnesota lawmakers resolve budget standoff and end government shutdown; famine ravages Somalia; a hurricane menaces Mexico, a tropical storm lingers off U.S. coast
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