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Somalia faces grim humanitarian catastrophe

The war in Ukraine is worsening food insecurity in East Africa after a devastating locust invasion, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ongoing drought. In Somalia alone, 6 million people are food insecure.

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23 Nov 2021
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