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  The ghost city: Inside Mogadishu, Somalia

As Somalia struggles with a devastating famine, Need to Know takes a rare look inside Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, a city struggling from decades of civil war, Islamist militants famine and piracy, to learn more about how the nation came to be in the state it’s in today.


  Famine in Somalia: ‘This is a race against time to save lives’

This week, the U.N. declared a state of famine in parts of Somalia. Need to Know speaks with Adrian Edwards of the U.N.’s Refugee Agency about the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the region.


Photo: Famine declared in parts of Somalia

The U.N. says that nearly half of the Somali population is now in crisis.

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