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The secretary general of the United Nations appealed for $825 million in aid to address drought and cholera in Somalia on the brink of famine.  The money was needed to help 5.5 million people, about half of Somalia’s population, survive the next six months.

NY Times

  • 330,000 acutely malnourished children
  • That number that could rise to a million; 3.3 million people in need of medical care to deal with diseases in a country that lacks health infrastructure;
  • 7,731 cases of cholera — 183 fatal — in the past two months.

 


At least 110 people, most of them women and children, have died from starvation and drought-related illness in Somalia in the past 48 hours.

CNN

 


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