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Adding to misery: Rain hits famine-stricken Somalis

08-01-2011 09:05 BJT Special Report:Drought, famine plague horn of Africa |

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Tens of thousands of famine-stricken displaced Somalis have been hit by torrential rain pounding their makeshift structures in the capital, Mogadishu. Rain is needed to plant crops and alleviate the drought that has lead to the country's famine, but is adding to people's misery.

Many of them live structures made of sticks, flattened milk cans and pieces of cloth. Disgruntled people in several camps say more aid is needed. The drought and the famine it has caused in Somalia are affecting more than 11.5 million people in the Horn of Africa and created a triangle of hunger where the borders of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia meet. The World Food Program says it can not reach 2.2 million Somalis who live in al-Shabab controlled territory in south-central Somalia.

Tens of thousands of famine-stricken displaced Somalis have been hit by torrential rain pounding their makeshift structures in the capital, Mogadishu. Rain is needed to plant crops and alleviate the drought that has lead to the country's famine, but is adding to people's misery.

Tens of thousands of famine-stricken displaced Somalis have been hit by
torrential rain pounding their makeshift structures in the capital,
Mogadishu. Rain is needed to plant crops and alleviate the drought that
has lead to the country's famine, but is adding to people's misery.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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