MOGADISHU/NAIROBI/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 30 March 2017 - As the spectre of famine hangs once again over Somalia, early numbers show an increasing number of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and cholera or acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) — a combination that killed many children in the famine of 2011.

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28 mars 2017 - L’appel de Jérôme Jarre, star française des réseaux sociaux résidant aux Etats-Unis, a fait le tour de la planète. Lancée le 15 mars grâce à une vidéo sur Twitter, sa campagne de levée de fonds intitulée « Love Army for Somalia » a permis de récolter 2,5 millions de dollars (2,3 millions d’euros) auprès de donateurs célèbres et anonymes. Jeudi 30 mars, c’est grâce à cette mobilisation que 60 tonnes de produits nutritionnels s’envoleront de Normandie, siège du groupe Nutriset, pour la Somalie, afin de venir en aide aux personnes victimes de la pénurie alimentaire.

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22 février 2017 - Près de 1,4 million d'enfant risquent de mourir de malnutrition aiguë sévère cette année, alors que la famine se répand au Nigéria, en Somalie, au Soudan du Sud et au Yémen, a prévenu mardi le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF).

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MOGADISHU, 12 July 2015 – About 5,000 boys live on the streets of Somalia's capital, many because their parents are too poor to provide for them.

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27 May 2013 - Plus d’un million de Somaliens souffrent actuellement d’insécurité alimentaire, selon un rapport de mai du Réseau de systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine (FEWSNET).

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22 May 2013 - Over one million people in Somalia are currently food insecure, according to a May report by the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET). This number is a significant drop from the 3.7 million considered food insecure in mid-2011.

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The massive humanitarian response in the Horn of Africa in 2011 reversed the spread of famine and saved tens of thousands of children’s lives, but the outlook is increasingly worrisome, threatening the tentative gains achieved to date, according to a new UNICEF report.

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Famine conditions have ended in war-torn Somalia six months after being first declared, the UN has said.
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Tens of thousands of lives could have been spared if agencies and governments had heeded the warnings, a report says

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There has been an outbreak of cholera in the world's largest refugee camp in Kenya, home to Somalis fleeing famine and conflict, the UN has said.

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