Somalia: ICRC assisting 240,000 people affected by severe drought

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At a time of increasing concerns about severe drought and potential famine in Somalia, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) are currently distributing food to 140,000 drought-affected people.

In the coming days 100,000 more people will receive cash and other essential items.While droughts are cyclical in Somalia, this year’s conditions are exacerbated by failed rains last year.Drought conditions are now devastating communities dependent on livestock and agriculture.

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