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Somalia Declares Drought

The Somali government has declared a drought in six regions as monitors warn that food prices are soaring in the affected areas. The government on Thursday established a $500,000 drought relief fund and renewed an appeal for international help to combat growing shortages of food and water. Somali Agriculture Minister Abdi Ahmed Mohamed told VOA's Somali Service that officials hope to prevent a repeat of the famine three years ago that killed more than 200,000 Somalis and forced...

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