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Famine and fighting in Somalia

Latest update : 23/02/2012

Somalia is suffering its worst drought in over half a century, bringing famine to an already war-torn country. International aid efforts are being hampered by insurgent violence, lawlessness and political instability.

UN to investigate possible Somali food aid thefts

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US boosts famine relief aid to Horn of Africa

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Fighting erupts in Mogadishu as rebels clear out

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Islamist group beats retreat from Mogadishu

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Somalia famine spreads to three new regions

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UN makes first aid airlift to drought-stricken Somalia

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Somali militants to lift ban on aid groups amid food crisis

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