All south Somalia slipping into famine-U.N.

GENEVA, July 29 Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:36am EDT

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GENEVA, July 29 (Reuters) - The whole of drought and conflict-wracked southern Somalia is heading into famine as the the Horn of Africa food crisis deepens, the United Nations said on Friday.

In a report for countries sending aid, the U.N.'s umbrella humanitarian agency OCHA said the "crisis in southern Somalia is expected to continue to worsen through 2011, with all areas of the south slipping into famine."

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