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Six Million Somalians Hit by Severe Drought Conditions

A resident walks in front of a sandstorm in Dollow, southwest Somalia, on March 14.

A resident walks in front of a sandstorm in Dollow, southwest Somalia, on March 14.

Photographer: Sally Hayden/SOPA/LightRocket/Getty Images
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More than a third of Somalians have been hit by severe drought conditions, which has started threatening lives and farming activity.

“Some people are starting to die and the situation is turning into a famine, Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, a special presidential envoy for drought response told reporters in the capital, Mogadishu. “Urgent assistance is needed.