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>> Mothers in Somalia are facing an agonizing choice, which child should they feed today? A devastating drought has killed off livestock and left the Horn of Africa nation facing the risk of another famine.>>
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> Katuma arrived in the capital of Mogadishu two weeks ago with her seven children.
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Family's herd of goats perished from hunger. She says dividing up a shrinking food supply among her hungry children means the youngest usually gets fed first. The numbers of people affected in Somalia are staggering and the UN are calling on rich countries to do more to help.>> We have 6.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia, that's almost half of the Somali population.
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We have 333,000 children that are acutely malnourished and risk to go up to a million if there is not enough support to avoid it.>> The drought has shriveled grass and dried up water holes. The harvest has dropped by more than 40%. The appeal for help comes after President Donald Trump says he'll smash budgets for US aid and diplomacy that could reduce the support for the new UN-backed government here which is also fighting to overcome an Islamist insurgency.