Wednesday, July 20, 2011

U.N.: Somalis dying in world's worst famine in 20 years

USA Today story on famine in Somalia

QUOTE: "Tens of thousands of Somalis are feared dead in the world's worst famine in a generation, the U.N. said Wednesday, and the U.S. said it will allow emergency funds to be spent in areas controlled by al-Qaida-linked militants as long as the fighters do not interfere with aid distributions."

I hate to say it, but this is the first in-depth news I've heard about this particular area.  Famines in that area are certainly not unheard of, but "worst in 20 years"?  Very sad, and a stark reminder of the overall global food situation.  

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