One of the world's poorest countries, Somalia is coping with conflict, a historic drought and a devastating food crisis. But there's another side to the country. Just take a look at the capital city.
Baidoa, surrounded by Al-Shabab militants, is at the heart of Somalia's worst drought in 40 years. Aid groups warn of impending famine. "The needs are overwhelming," says a UNICEF specialist.
International aid groups are warning of a catastrophic food crisis, as Somalia faces what could be its worst drought in 40 years. Nearly 2 million children are suffering from malnutrition.
The United Nations says "famine is at the door" in Somalia with "concrete indications" famine will occur later this year in the southern Bay region.
More than 100 people were also wounded. The Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which has ties with al-Qaida, claimed responsibility for the attack.
A report finds 23 million people are experiencing extreme hunger in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, which face their worst drought in 40 years. Food prices hit record highs after Russia attacked Ukraine.
Shugri Said Salh recounts her journey from goat- and camel-herding nomad in Somalia to nurse and mom of three in California in her memoir, The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert.
"While a change in force posture, this action is not a change in U.S. policy," the Pentagon said Friday. The Trump administration will reassign most of the personnel elsewhere in East Africa.
Tropical Cyclone Gati made landfall in Somalia on Sunday. It's the first recorded instance of a hurricane-strength system hitting the country.
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