Famine ends in Somalia, as drought looms in West Africa

Christian Science Monitor: Somalia’s seven-month-long famine – which killed tens of thousands and forced nearly 4 million people dependent on food aid for survival – has finally come to an end, according to the United Nations. In a study of weather patterns, improved local harvests, and availability of food aid, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia Mark Bowden told reporters today that “famine conditions are no longer present.” The victory is a fragile one, however, as an internationalized war in Somalia rages......

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