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UN warning as famine declared in parts of Somalia

20 July 2011 Last updated at 19:44 BST

The United Nations says famine will spread across Somalia within two months unless the international community sends more aid to the region.

A substantial aid operation is already under way with supplies arriving in neighbouring Kenya.

But the UN is asking for an extra £185m immediately.

Andrew Harding reports.

Details of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) East Africa Crisis Appeal can be found at DEC.org.uk or call 0370 60 60 900 to donate.