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UN Declares Famine in Parts of Somalia

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has declared a famine in two parts of southern Somalia, as the Horn of Africa suffers its worst drought in decades. The world body on Wednesday said a famine exists in the Bakool and Lower Shabelle regions, and U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon warned it could spread if immediate action is not taken […]

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UN Declares Famine in Parts of Somalia

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has declared a famine in two parts of southern Somalia, as the Horn of Africa suffers its worst drought in decades. The world body on Wednesday said a famine exists in the Bakool and Lower Shabelle regions, and U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon warned it could spread if immediate action is not taken […]

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What is a famine?

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Definition of Famine: The word famine is a term that is not used lightly by humanitarian organizations. The United Nations describes a crisis as a famine only when the following conditions are met: – Malnutrition rates exceed 30 percent – More than two people per 10,000 people are dying each day – Severe lack of […]

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UN Declares Famine in Parts of Somalia

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has declared a famine in two parts of southern Somalia, as the Horn of Africa suffers its worst drought in decades. Speaking in Nairobi Wednesday, U.N. official Mark Bowden said famine exists in Somalia’s Bakool and Lower Shabelle regions and warned it could spread if action is not taken to address the […]

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