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Somalia PM orders aid protection  Abdiweli Mohamed Ali has announced the creation of a force to protect convoys delivering aid to people affected by drought and famine U.N.: Not enough money to fight famine   Somalia's famine reaches into Mogadishu Map of Mogadishu Somalia
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2017-06-10 Ethiopia's emergency food aid to run out next month Ethiopia
C. 2016-07-18 Nigeria Boko Haram: Children starving, warns Unicef Borno, Northern Nigeria
3. 2016-02-08 Somalia drought leaves 50,000 children 'facing death' Puntland, Somalia
4. 2015-11-10 El Nino threatens 'millions in east and southern Africa' East Africa
F. 2015-08-01 Thousands risk starvation after government blockades Nile Upper Nile, Southern Sudan
G. 2014-02-10 CAR faces threat of food crisis CAR
H. 2014-02-01 'Food needed' for 3.7m in S Sudan Southern Sudan
I. 2013-10-29 Starved Syrians flee Damascus suburb Muadhamiya, Damascus
J. 2013-05-02 Somalia famine 'killed 260,000' Somalia

  Nigeria Boko Haram: Children starving, warns Unicef Map of Borno Nigeria  Almost a quarter of a million children in parts of Nigeria's Borno state formerly controlled by Boko Haram are suffering from severe malnutrition   Somalia drought leaves 50,000 children 'facing death'   More than 50,000 children in Somalia face death because of the ongoing drought there, the UN says El Nino threatens 'millions in east and southern Africa'  Some 11 million children are at risk from hunger, disease and water shortages because of the strengthening weather phenomenon, the UN has sa... Thousands risk starvation after government blockades Nile   Thousands of civilians in Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief...   CAR faces threat of food crisis  Aid organisations have warned that the continued exodus of Muslims from the Central African Republic could lead to a catastrophic market col... 'Food needed' for 3.7m in S Sudan   The United Nations has said it estimates 3.7 million people are in acute need of food in South Sudan as a result of the civil conflict there   Starved Syrians flee Damascus suburb   Thousands of Syrian civilians have finally been allowed to leave the besieged Damascus suburb of Muadhamiya Somalia famine 'killed 260,000'  Nearly 260,000 people died during the famine that hit Somalia from 2010 to 2012. Half of them were children under the age of five Violence, hunger plague South Sudan  The world's newest nation is coping with a massive humanitarian crisis wrought by fighting Oxfam warns of West Africa crisis  Urgent action is needed to stop drought in West Africa's Sahel region turning into a humanitarian disaster affecting 13 million people Sudan faces potential famine  Half a million people will face an emergency bordering on famine by March if international humanitarian organizations are not allowed into a... East Africa drought delay 'cost lives'  Thousands of needless deaths occurred from famine last year because the international community failed to heed early warnings Somali famine 'to kill thousands'  The UN in Somalia says tens of thousands of people will have died of starvation by the time the famine in the Horn of Africa ends   Somalia famine 'may kill 750,000'
Ethiopia's emergency food aid to run out next month

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Jun.10   Ethiopia
  Ethiopia will run out of emergency food aid for 7.8 million people affected by drought at the end of this month, the UN has warned

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Jul.18   Northern Nigeria
Feb.8   Somalia

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Nov.10   East Africa
Aug.1   Southern Sudan

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Feb.10   CAR
Feb.1   Southern Sudan

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Oct.29   Damascus
May.2   Somalia

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Jun.7   Southern Sudan
Mar.8   West Africa
Jan.18   Sudan
Jan.17   East Africa
Jan.15   Somalia

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Sep.5   Somalia
  As many as 750,000 people could die as Somalia's drought worsens in the coming months, the UN has warned, declaring a famine in a new area

Aug.13   Somalia
Aug.12   Somalia
Aug.3   Somalia
  Three more regions of Somalia have now been struck by famine, including the capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations announced
Aug.2   Somalia Al Qaeda affiliate threatens starving Jul.22   Somalia Militants: Aid ban in Somalia still in place  Islamist militants in Somalia have reversed a pledge to allow foreign aid agencies to operate in famine-struck regions in the nation Jul.20   Somalia   US to aid Islamist Somali areas  The US has said it will send aid to famine-hit areas of Somalia controlled by the Islamist group al-Shabab Jul.19   Somalia UN to declare famine in Somalia
  The United Nations is set to declare a famine in parts of Somalia as it suffers the worst drought in more than half a century

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Mar.24   Darfur U.N.: One million people at risk in Darfur
  More than one million people are at risk of losing food, water and shelter in coming months, following the expulsion of international aid groups

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Jul.18   Niger Children starving to death
  3.6m people in Niger face severe food shortages caused by a drought and a plague of locusts

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Jun.9   Darfur Children dying of hunger
  Hundreds of children have started to starve to death in war-torn province of Darfur

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