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07 Jul 2011 description

July 06, 2011 | Garrett Bradford

The Horn of Africa is experiencing the worst drought in almost sixty years affecting ten million people. Somalia is one of the nations in the region hit hardest by the extreme lack of rain. It is also one of the poorest and most crisis-prone countries on the planet. Somalia is experiencing the driest season on record since the mid-20th century, resulting in widespread famine.

03 Jan 2003 description

"The sad truth is that as things stand the humanitarian system faces the prospect of being completely overwhelmed."
James T. Morris
Executive Director, World Food Programme