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FACTBOX - Security fears, drought and famine plague Somalia
May 11, 2017 / 10:02 AM / 7 months ago

FACTBOX - Security fears, drought and famine plague Somalia

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The UK government is hosting a conference on Thursday to discuss the security threats and humanitarian situation in Somalia, where 3 million people are facing famine and 6 million, or half of the population, are in need of aid.

Internally displaced Somali women gather with their jerrycans to receive water at a distribution centre organized by a Qatar charity after fleeing from drought stricken regions in Baidoa, west of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar/Files

The United Nations is seeking a further $900 million this year for Somalia, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at the conference.

Here are some facts about Somalia’s security and humanitarian situation:

Sources: United Nations, World Health Organization, Reuters, Thomson Reuters Foundation, UK Government

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