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Devastating drought

Somalia's drought killed 110 people in two days

Somalia’s drought killed 110 people in two days

Drought has pushed Somalia to the brink of disaster. Humanitarians and aid experts worry the country could fall into a famine worse than the one that occurred in 2011, when a quarter-million people starved to death.

Over the weekend, more than 100 people died from hunger within a 48-hour window in the country’s southwest region. The government announced the deaths Saturday, less than a week after declaring the drought a national disaster.

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