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UN declares famine in drought hit Somalia

The United Nations has declared a famine in two areas of southern Somalia as it suffers the worst drought in more than half a century.

Until recently, the UN has described the situation in the Horn of Africa as an emergency, despite assistance efforts.

Will Ross reports.

Details of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) East Africa Crisis Appeal can be found at or call 0370 60 60 900 to donate.

  • 20 Jul 2011
  • From the section Africa