Somalia

10 things you need to know about the looming famine in Somalia

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The humanitarian situation is rapidly deteriorating in Somalia, where two consecutive seasons of poor rainfall have led to massive drought. Hundreds of thousands of people have been uprooted from their homes, walking long distances to find food, water and other essentials. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that Somalia is at risk of famine, putting millions of lives at stake.

Here are 10 facts you need to know about the crisis.

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