United Nations: 5 million Somalis lack adequate food

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Five million people in Somalia do not have sufficient food, including over 300,000 children under five regarded as acutely malnourished, the united Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a report released Tuesday. Photo by Tobin Jones/UN

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 21 (UPI) — Five million residents of Somalia, more than 40 percent of the population, do not have sufficient food, a United Nations assessment says.

A report by the U.N. Office for the Coordinator of Humanitarian Affairs released Tuesday indicates more than 300,000 children under the age of 5 are acutely malnourished in Somalia, including 50,000 regarded as severely malnourished.

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