Parts of Somalia now suffering famine, says UN

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Parts of Somalia in eastern Africa are suffering from famine, the United Nations has declared.

Millions of people are going hungry because of the drought in the Horn of Africa.

Up to now, the UN hasn't used the word famine to describe what's going on. But officials say that the situation has now got worse.

It's estimated that around one third of children are badly malnourished.

It's the first time Somalia has suffered a famine in 19 years.

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