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Somalia bans foreign aid workers from rebel areas

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia has banned foreign aid workers and journalists from entering areas controlled by al Shabaab insurgents after members of a Turkish charity took food to famine victims in an area under the Islamist group. Nearly all aid agencies have already barred their expatriate workers from operating in…

Aid groups warn famine may engulf southern Somalia

The harsh drought ravaging the Horn of Africa is likely to worsen and could trigger famine in more regions of Somalia, aid groups warned Tuesday as they struggle to help the millions already affected. The United Nations last month declared famine in the Bakool and Lower Shabelle regions in the…

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