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Thirsty Somalis Trek 60 KM for Water as Drought and Conflict Bite

A second poor rainy season in Somalia has pushed livestock herders in the drought-hit Puntland region to trek an average of 60 km (40 miles) to fetch drinking water, aid agencies said on Monday, calling for rapid action to prevent renewed famine. Five million Somalis, or more than four out of ten people, do not have enough to eat because of poor rains and fighting between the Islamist militant group al Shabab and Somalia's African Union-backed government. "Somalia went through...

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