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Somalia: 3 children die for hunger in Mogadishu

Deaths come one week after 13 children died in internally displaced camps

Mohammed Dhaysane   | 25.01.2020
Somalia: 3 children die for hunger in Mogadishu FILE PHOTO

MOGADISHU, Somalia

At least three children between the ages of 4 and 6 died from hunger and disease in Mogadishu's Kahda neighborhood internally displaced camps Friday, local media reported. 

"At least 3 children have died from extreme hunger at IDP camp near Mogadishu. This comes days after UN agencies called for $1 billion to help 3 million people in Somalia," said Radio Shabelle.

"Our live here is miserable, today at least three children died because diseases, hunger and malnutrition and no one cares about us," Fadimo Hassan, a mother in one of the camps told Anadolu Agency.

She demanded that the federal government and humanitarian agencies help those suffering.

Last week, 13 people dead at an internally displaced camp in Mogadishu.

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