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Number Of Children In Somalia With Acute Malnutrition Up 50% This Year, UNICEF Says

International Business Times: UNICEF revises upwards number of children in Somalia suffering from famine
“The number of children in Somalia suffering from acute malnutrition this year has ‘shot up’ by 50 percent, according to estimates by the United Nations’ children’s agency, UNICEF…” (Buchanan, 5/2).

U.N. News Centre: Somalia: 1.4M children to suffer acute malnutrition this year — U.N. agency
“… ‘The combination of drought, disease, and displacement are deadly for children, and we need to do far more, and faster, to save lives,’ Steven Lauwerier, UNICEF Somalia representative. Somalia is in the midst of a drought after rains failed in November 2016, for a third year in the row. About 615,000 people looking for food and water have been displaced since then…” (5/2).

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