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Somalia's worsening drought

Somalia has been experiencing its third drought in the last 25 years. As a result, millions of people are at risk.

Somalia is experiencing its third drought in 25 years as a result of a lack of rain. According to WHO, more than 6.2 million people - half of Somalia's population - need urgent humanitarian aid as a result of a drought that has ravaged the country. Almost three million who are going hungry.

Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general, said the world "must act now" to avoid a famine that might potentially kill thousands.

Somalia is one of three countries, along with Yemen and Nigeria, on the verge of famine, which has already been declared in South Sudan.

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