Food deliveries to begin in the heart of Somalia's famine regions

Saruuro Mohamud and his family arriving in Dadaab

The World Food Programme (WFP) is to start airlifting vital supplies into parts of Somalia, which is suffering from the worst drought in more than 60 years.

Famine was declared in two regions in the south of the country on Wednesday, where aid agencies have no or limited access.

The first food aid airlifts will be into Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, to help thousands of people who are going hungry.

Nicki Chadwick reports from Geneva.

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