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Famine in Somalia: Eight Million Victims
Thursday,12 April, 2012
Famine in the Horn of Africa is affecting over eight million people and is expected to get worse, according to a report from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
With the arrival of summer, the crisis will enter a phase of intensification in the coming weeks, reported the UNICEF, which described the humanitarian aid worldwide as huge, but insufficient.
"Millions of children need sustained assistance in the critical months ahead," the document reads, adding that the survival of children affected by the climate change is at stake.
Some 2.5 million Somalis of all ages, who are in danger of death, are the most affected people.
The crisis is enhanced by the civil war between the Transitional Federal Government and the Islamic militants controlling large portions of territory.
Since 2011, huge masses of Somalis have crossed the country's borders seeking refuge and are housed in emergency camps in Kenya and other neighboring nations.
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