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Somalia wants troops to guard food aid convoys

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia called Saturday for the creation of a humanitarian force to protect food aid convoys and camps in the famine-hit Horn of Africa country. Islamist rebels mostly retreated from the capital Mogadishu last weekend but the threat of guerrilla-style attacks such as suicide bombings remains despite their…

UN report: 22 nations face protracted food crises

UN report says 166 million people in 22 nations face protracted food crises U.N. food agencies said Wednesday that 166 million people in 22 countries suffer chronic hunger or difficulty finding enough to eat as a result of what they called protracted food crises. Wars, natural disasters and poor government…

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