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Number Starving in Somalia Drops by Half a Million Thanks to Rain and Intl Aid

Civics and World - General

US aid suppliesThe drought-induced famine crisis in Somalia has eased somewhat, United Nations officials said on Friday, with the number of people facing imminent starvation dropping to nearly 250,000 from 750,000 because of rainfall and increased aid deliveries.

"Substantial humanitarian assistance has mitigated the most extreme food deficits and reduced mortality levels.”

(READ the story from the New York Times)

Thanks to Barry Stevens for submitting the story!

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