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More Than 3,000 People Flee Somalia Monthly
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Mogadishu, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,000 people flee Somalia every month due to the drought in the region this year, said a report by the NGO Action Against Hunger.
The situation in the Horn of Africa is fragile, a year after the first famine in this century was officially declared there.
In this context, the lack of food supplies is persistent. Availability has improved, but is still critical and continues to generate significant population displacements in Somalia, where an armed conflict continues between the guerrillas of Al Chabab and the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and its allies.
In addition, the rainy season this year has been very poor, so food security is still precarious, leading more than 2.5 million Somalis to need humanitarian aid.
According to Action Against Hunger, malnutrition rates decreased compared to 2011, mainly in refugee camps.
The organization said that in the city of Mogadishu, feeding centers and population coverage increased, especially for children over five years of age, pregnant women and lactating mothers.
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