Somali Crisis 'Worse than Darfur'
Jarrett Martineau | June 16, 2008 at 04:07 pmby
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The number of people in Somalia in need of emergency food aid is likely to rise to about 3.5m in the coming months, the United Nations has warned.
Mark Bowden, the UN's humanitarian co-ordinator for the region, says the food crisis is dramatically worsening.
Somalia faces a worse situation than Darfur, Mr Bowden says.
Contributing to the crisis are fighting between rival militias, successive droughts, sharply rising food prices and a collapse of the Somali currency.
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