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Somalia famine has killed ‘29,000 children’

US officials say that the famine in Somalia has killed more than 29,000 children in the last 90 days. Separately, the UN has declared that three new regions in Somalia are famine zones, making a total of five regions affected by famine thus far in the Horn of Africa country. The UN had said last month two regions were suffering from famine. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the UN’s food arm, has said that famine is likely to spread across all regions of Somalia’s south in the next four to six weeks. Famine, as defined by the UN, refers to…