Famine risk rises as thousands flee homes in Somalia
02 August 2022 | 2:46 pm
More than seven million people are in need or urgent humanitarian assistance in Somalia, the Food and Agriculture Organization has said, as the U.N. agency warned that parts of the country could experience famine next month.
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