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UN declares six regions in Somalia as drought-stricken

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These internally displaced people have lived in this camp since 2011 and it's been three years since the United Nations identified six regions of Somalia as famine zones. In the latest development both Mogadishu and the UN have raised alarm and declared drought in six other regions; namely, Gedo, Bakool, Galgadud, Hiran and Lower and Middle Shabelle regions. The UN and its humanitarian partners say that rainfall was recorded at less than 50 per cent of normal levels during March to June, 2014. Now, Somalia is taking the lead with the country's Prime Minister announcing a $500,000 in emergency drought funds.