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Babies die as Somalia faces worst drought in 40 years

Somali displaced girl Sadia Ali, 8, drinks water from a tap at the Kaxareey  camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Somali displaced girl Sadia Ali, 8, drinks water from a tap at the Kaxareey  camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24, 2022. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Somali displaced girl Sadia Ali, 8, drinks water from a tap at the Kaxareey  camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24, 2022. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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The graves of twin sisters Ebla and Abdia who died of hunger are seen at the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24. Hacked-off thorn branches encircle two mounds of earth heaped over the tiny bodies of Halima Hassan Abdullahi's twin granddaughters. Babies Ebla and Abdia lived only a day. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

The graves of twin sisters Ebla and Abdia who died of hunger are seen at the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24. Hacked-off thorn branches encircle two mounds of earth heaped over the tiny...more

The graves of twin sisters Ebla and Abdia who died of hunger are seen at the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24. Hacked-off thorn branches encircle two mounds of earth heaped over the tiny bodies of Halima Hassan Abdullahi's twin granddaughters. Babies Ebla and Abdia lived only a day. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Amina Hassan Aden sits with her children Yonis Saleban, 1, Abdulahi Saleban, 3, and Isnino Saleban, 9, inside their makeshift shelter at the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24.  REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Amina Hassan Aden sits with her children Yonis Saleban, 1, Abdulahi Saleban, 3, and Isnino Saleban, 9, inside their makeshift shelter at the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24. REUTERS/Feisal...more

Amina Hassan Aden sits with her children Yonis Saleban, 1, Abdulahi Saleban, 3, and Isnino Saleban, 9, inside their makeshift shelter at the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Civilians walk at the Kaxareey  camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24, 2022.  REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Civilians walk at the Kaxareey  camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24, 2022. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Civilians walk at the Kaxareey  camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24, 2022. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Civilians gather outside their makeshift shelters at the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia. More than 6 million Somalis need aid to survive. In the camp, people make homes from orange tarpaulins and scraps of cloth and plastic stretched over domes of sticks.
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Civilians gather outside their makeshift shelters at the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia. More than 6 million Somalis need aid to survive. In the camp, people make homes from orange tarpaulins and...more

Civilians gather outside their makeshift shelters at the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia. More than 6 million Somalis need aid to survive. In the camp, people make homes from orange tarpaulins and scraps of cloth and plastic stretched over domes of sticks. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Rukia Yacoub, deputy director for the World Food Programme in East Africa visits the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24.  REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Rukia Yacoub, deputy director for the World Food Programme in East Africa visits the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Rukia Yacoub, deputy director for the World Food Programme in East Africa visits the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Internally displaced children pose for a photo next to a donkey-cart outside their makeshift shelters at the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24.  REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Internally displaced children pose for a photo next to a donkey-cart outside their makeshift shelters at the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24.  REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Internally displaced children pose for a photo next to a donkey-cart outside their makeshift shelters at the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24.  REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Abdia Aden Mohamed rests with her 8-month-old child Ayan Hassan and 5-year-old Iqra Hasan inside their makeshift shelter in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia. With global focus on Ukraine, aid agencies and the United Nations are desperate to attract attention to a calamity they say is shaping up to be comparable to Somalia's 2011 famine. More than a quarter of a million people died then, mostly children under five.  REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Abdia Aden Mohamed rests with her 8-month-old child Ayan Hassan and 5-year-old Iqra Hasan inside their makeshift shelter in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia. With global focus on Ukraine, aid agencies and the United Nations are desperate to attract...more

Abdia Aden Mohamed rests with her 8-month-old child Ayan Hassan and 5-year-old Iqra Hasan inside their makeshift shelter in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia. With global focus on Ukraine, aid agencies and the United Nations are desperate to attract attention to a calamity they say is shaping up to be comparable to Somalia's 2011 famine. More than a quarter of a million people died then, mostly children under five. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Yackub Hassan Saney, 82, sits inside his makeshift shelter at the Kaxareey  camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia.  REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Yackub Hassan Saney, 82, sits inside his makeshift shelter at the Kaxareey  camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Yackub Hassan Saney, 82, sits inside his makeshift shelter at the Kaxareey  camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Internally displaced women collect water from a pan at the Kaxareey  camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia. Early intervention is crucial to staving off famine looming over six areas of Somalia, which is home to around 15 million people in a region highly vulnerable to climate change impacts.  REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Internally displaced women collect water from a pan at the Kaxareey  camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia. Early intervention is crucial to staving off famine looming over six areas of Somalia, which is home to...more

Internally displaced women collect water from a pan at the Kaxareey  camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia. Early intervention is crucial to staving off famine looming over six areas of Somalia, which is home to around 15 million people in a region highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Kafia Noor, 5, stands near the grave of her twin sisters Ebla and Abdia who died of hunger at the Kaxareey  camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24.  REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Kafia Noor, 5, stands near the grave of her twin sisters Ebla and Abdia who died of hunger at the Kaxareey  camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Kafia Noor, 5, stands near the grave of her twin sisters Ebla and Abdia who died of hunger at the Kaxareey  camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia May 24. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Civilians gather outside their makeshift shelters at the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia. The U.N. plan to provide emergency aid is only 15% funded. So far, 2.8 million people have received aid. Another 3.1 million could be helped if more money came in.  REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Civilians gather outside their makeshift shelters at the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia. The U.N. plan to provide emergency aid is only 15% funded. So far, 2.8 million people have received aid....more

Civilians gather outside their makeshift shelters at the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia. The U.N. plan to provide emergency aid is only 15% funded. So far, 2.8 million people have received aid. Another 3.1 million could be helped if more money came in.  REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Halima Hassan Abdullahi points at the graves of her daughter's twins Ebla and Abdia, who died of hunger. There is only enough cash for about half the people in the Kaxareey camp. Abdullahi's family is not one of the lucky ones. She has not seen anything like it since the early 1990s, when a famine helped trigger a disastrous U.S. military intervention in Somalia that ended notoriously with the shooting down of a Black Hawk helicopter. Her family had never had to leave their land before, she said.  REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Halima Hassan Abdullahi points at the graves of her daughter's twins Ebla and Abdia, who died of hunger. There is only enough cash for about half the people in the Kaxareey camp. Abdullahi's family is not one of the lucky ones. She has not seen...more

Halima Hassan Abdullahi points at the graves of her daughter's twins Ebla and Abdia, who died of hunger. There is only enough cash for about half the people in the Kaxareey camp. Abdullahi's family is not one of the lucky ones. She has not seen anything like it since the early 1990s, when a famine helped trigger a disastrous U.S. military intervention in Somalia that ended notoriously with the shooting down of a Black Hawk helicopter. Her family had never had to leave their land before, she said. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Abdia Aden Mohamed rests with her 8-month-old child Ayan Hassan inside their makeshift shelter at the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia.  REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Abdia Aden Mohamed rests with her 8-month-old child Ayan Hassan inside their makeshift shelter at the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Abdia Aden Mohamed rests with her 8-month-old child Ayan Hassan inside their makeshift shelter at the Kaxareey camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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Abdulahi Hassan, 3, walks at the Kaxareey  camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia. Hunger often weakens the children before diseases claim them.  REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Abdulahi Hassan, 3, walks at the Kaxareey  camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia. Hunger often weakens the children before diseases claim them. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Abdulahi Hassan, 3, walks at the Kaxareey  camp for the internally displaced people in Dollow, Gedo region of Somalia. Hunger often weakens the children before diseases claim them. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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