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  • Somalia is currently on the brink of famine with over half of the country's population facing acute food insecurity according to the United Nations. The intensifying crisis has humanitarian groups racing to stop a repeat of 2011, in which 260,000 people died of famine throughout the country. <br></br> Medical staff treat a child suffering from malnutrition at Garowe General Hospital, Feb. 27, 2017, in Garowe, Somalia.
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  • Abdullahi Mohamud, 5, cries next to his mother, Sahro Mohamed Mumin, 30, and brother, Abdulrahman Mahamud, 2, as a nurse struggles to find a vein for an injection at a government run health clinic, Feb. 25, 2017, in Shada, Somalia. Abdullahi was diagnosed with bronchitis and Abdulrahman with pneumonia. Both children were also suffering from severe malnutrition. The family lost all of their animals due to drought and had traveled 150 kilometers in search of a better situation.
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  • A young girl is checked for signs of malnutrition in a government run health clinic, Feb. 25, 2017, in Yaka, Somalia.
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  • A doctor checks on a young girl at a government-run clinic inside an IDP (internally displaced people) camp, Feb. 24, 2017, in Karin Sarmayo, Somalia.
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  • Fatun Mohamed Sareye, 30, holds the head of her nephew, Aarse Mohamed Shukri, 4, as he cries about the death of his mother at the Shabelle IDP (internally displaced people) camp, Feb. 26, 2017, in Garowe, Somalia. Shukri's mother had died a week earlier from a water-borne illness that was linked to a reported 20 deaths in the camp in the past two weeks.
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  • Recently dug graves in a cemetery at the Shabelle IDP (internally displaced people) camp, Feb. 26, 2017 in Garowe, Somalia.
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  • Fatun Mohamed Sareye, 30, walks outside her home at the Shabelle IDP (internally displaced people) camp, Feb. 26, 2017, in Garowe, Somalia. Sareye lost both her husband and her sister to a water-borne illness that killed a reported 20 people in the past two weeks. She now is charged with taking care of 11 children, seven of her own and four of his sisters.
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  • A man draws water from a nearly dried up riverbed, Feb. 24, 2017 in Dhudo, Somalia. People travel up to 47 miles to get water, as it is one of the only sources left in the region.
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  • A dead cow sits just outside an IDP camp, Feb. 24, 2017, in Karin Sarmayo, Somalia. Brief rains brought an estimated 100,000 people to the region in search of land for their livestock, but very limited pasture has led to mass animal deaths and a growing number of IDP camps.
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  • 1. Children play in a refugee camp in the village of Garowe, Somalia, Feb. 21, 2017. According to UN figures, more than a million domestic refugees exist in the country at the Horn of Africa. Some 6.2 million people in Somalia are dependent on humanitarian aid as a result of a severe drought.
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